A Field Guide to the Ants of New England

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Coming this November:

I’ve gotten an advance look at the manuscript and the guide promises to be quite useful for those working in the northeastern United States. The cover image is one of my photographs showing a queen and worker of the socially parasitic species Aphaenogaster tennesseensis:

Aphaenogaster tennesseensis

5 thoughts on “A Field Guide to the Ants of New England”

  1. Great pic, Alex. But what do you think is going on, behaviourally? Is the queen being a scaredy-ant because she’s out in the open, while the worker is boldly preparing to sacrifice herself for her mother/sister? Or is it just random stuff?

  2. This looks very interesting. I live in eastern Massachusetts and regularly travel to New Hampshire and this could be very useful. Does the book specify ranges of each species within the region? Do you find the key(s) easy to understand? Also, does each species or genus get a short description and picture or is the name simply listed? Thank you for bringing this book to my attention!

    1. It does all that you ask, Joey. It wil be a great addition to the field guide library for New England, and even beyond to the upper Midwest (though minus a few species there) and eastern Canada, too.

    2. Yeah, what “Anonymous” said. It’s got detailed keys to species, many illustrations, and lots of information on habitat, distribution, and natural history. Looks to be good.

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