Preview: Maruyama, M., Komatsu, T., Kudo, S., Shimada, T. & Kinomura, K. 2013: The guests of Japanese ants Tokai University Press, Minamiyana, Japan, xii + 208 pp.; ISBN: 978-4-486-01970-1, Price: ¥ 4725; available from Roppon-Ashi, at David R. Nash, Centre for Social Evolution, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark. E-mail: drnash@bio.ku.dk Myrmecol. News 20: 6 (online 10 January 2014) Issn 1994-4136 (print), Issn 1997-3500 (online) Received 7 January 2014; accepted 17 January 2014 The English title of this book harks back to H.S.K. DONISTHORPE's 1927 classic work "The guests of British ants – their habits and life-histories" (George Routledge and Sons, London, xxiii + 244 pp.), which is no accident as the authors, as they mention in the preface, have taken their inspiration for this book from the earlier work. The Japanese title translates as "A pictorial book of creatures in ant nests", which is perhaps more pedestrian, but also accurately captures the essence of the book. The main part of the book…