The Mackay's scholarly book has been found to be one of the best regional insect guides available. This book stands out from the rest in that it is student friendly. Most regional entomological books are written for the specialist. It is equally useful to a myrmecologist, an entomologist and the entomology or ecology student. Most of the other ant books available are too technical or written in such a way that they are useless for a student or a non-specialist.