Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. It is an ant's world. 3. It is always us never an I. 4. Mixing business with pleasure. 5. Ants say let us conserve. 6. Runners mystery jumpers delight. 7. Tailors envy weavers pride. 8. Ant watching. 9. Ants of India: species accounts. 10. Basis of the common names in the book. 11. Distribution of ants. 12. Technology from the trail. Glossary. References.
A primer of the life of ants, introducing the reader to the ants of Peninsular India. The book sets a trend in ant studies by enabling the reader to observe and identify ants at home and elsewhere, in a non-intrusive manner. It is suitable for a varied audience, from students, entomologists, naturalists to photographers. Included in the book are more than 150 colour picture of ants, almost all photographed in the wild of the first time.