Preview: Yale University Press, New Haven, Ct, Usa, 416 pp; ISBN: 9780300169300, Price: Usd 29.95 Joshua R. King, University of Central Florida, Biology Department, Orlando, Fl 32816, USA. E-mail: joshua.king@ucf.edu James C. Trager, Shaw Nature Reserve, Po Box 38, Gray Summit, Mo 63039, USA. E-mail: james.trager@mobot.org Myrmecol. News 18: 59-60 (online 7 January 2013) Issn 1994-4136 (print), Issn 1997-3500 (online) Received 29 November 2012; accepted 30 November 2012 Apparently the secret ingredients for creating a one-of-akind field guide for ants includes New England citizenship, two ecologists, a botanist, a myrmecologist, a dash of artistry, a spritz of photography, writing acumen, and a healthy measure of taxonomic expertise. In A field guide to the ants of New England, Ellison & al. have established a gold standard for field, forest, home, or garden identification of ants that can now stand beside similar regional field guides for birds, bees, and butterflies. This is…