Common Spiders of North America

ISBN-10: 0520274881
ISBN-13: 9780520274884
Edition: 2013
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Description: Spiders are among the most diverse groups of terrestrial invertebrates, yet they are among the least studied and poorly understood groups. This beautifully illustrated volume is the first comprehensive guide to all 68 families of spiders in North  More...

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Book details

List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/18/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.860
Language: English

Spiders are among the most diverse groups of terrestrial invertebrates, yet they are among the least studied and poorly understood groups. This beautifully illustrated volume is the first comprehensive guide to all 68 families of spiders in North America and illustrates 469 of the most commonly encountered species. Species descriptions include identification tips, typical habitat, geographic distribution, and behavioral notes. A concise illustrated introduction to spider biology and anatomy provides the key for understanding spider relationships. This book is a critical resource for curious naturalists who want to understand this ubiquitous and ecologically critical component of our biosphere.

Steve Buchanan curently lives in Winsted, Connecticut.

Preface and Acknowledgments
Finding, Studying, and Identifying Spiders
Spiders: an Introduction
Finding and Studying Spiders
Identifying Spiders
Keys to Families within Groups
Under Debris Group
Space-filling Web Group
Sheet Weavers Group
Orb-shaped Web Group
Funnel-shaped Web Group
Six-eyed Spiders Group
Jumping Spiders Group
Crablike Spiders Group
Surface Hunters Group
Ground Hunters Group
Foliage Hunters Group
Mygalomorph Group
Tiny Spiders Group
Spider Accounts
Family Agelenidae: funnel weavers
Family Amaurobiidae: hackledmesh weavers
Family Amphinectidae: amphinectids
Family Anapidae: ground orbweavers
Family Antrodiaetidae: foldingdoor trapdoor spiders
Family Anyphaenidae: ghost spiders
Family Araneidae: orbweavers
Family Atypidae: purseweb spiders
Family Caponiidae: bright lungless spiders
Family Clubionidae: sac spiders
Family Corinnidae: antmimic spiders
Family Ctenidae: wandering spiders
Family Ctenizidae: trapdoor spiders
Family Cybaeidae: soft spiders
Family Cyrtaucheniidae: waferlid trapdoor spiders
Family Deinopidae: ogrefaced spiders
Family Desidae: desids
Family Dictynidae: meshweavers
Family Diguetidae: desertshrub spiders
Family Dipluridae: funnelweb spiders
Family Dysderidae: woodlouse spiders
Family Filistatidae: crevice weavers
Family Gnaphosidae: stealthy ground spiders
Family Hahniidae: combtailed spiders
Family Hersiliidae: longspinneret spiders
Family Homalonychidae: dusty desert spiders
Family Hypochilidae: lampshade weavers
Family Leptonetidae: midget cave spiders
Family Linyphiidae: sheetweb weavers
Family Liocranidae: spinylegged sac spiders
Family Lycosidae: wolf spiders
Family Mecicobothriidae: midget funnelweb tarantulas
Family Mimetidae: pirate spiders
Family Miturgidae: prowling spiders
Family Mysmenidae: dwarf cobweb weavers
Family Nemesiidae: wishbone spiders
Family Nesticidae: cave cobweb spiders
Family Ochyroceratidae: midget ground weavers
Family Oecobhdae: flatmesh weavers
Family Oonopidae: goblin spiders
Family Oxydpidae: lynx spiders
Family Philodromidae: running crab spiders
Family Pholcidae: cellar spiders
Family Pimoidae: large hammockweb spiders
Family Pisauridae: nursery web spiders
Family Plectreuridae: spurlipped spiders
Family Prodidomidae: prodidomids
Family Salticidae: jumping spiders
Family Scytodidae: spitting spiders
Family Segestriidae: tubeweb spiders
Family Selenopidae: flatties
Family Sicariidae: sixeyed brown spiders
Family Sparassidae: huntsman spiders
Family Symphytognathidae: dwarf orbweavers
Family Telemidae: longlegged cave spiders
Family Tengellidae: tengellids
Family Tetragnathidae: longjawed: orbweavers
Family Theraphosidae: tarantulas:
Family Theridiidae: cobweb weavers
Family Theridiosomatidae: ray orbweavers
Family Thomisidae: crab spiders
Family Titanoecidae: rock weavers
Family Trechaleidae: longlegged water spiders
Family Uloboridae: hackled orbweavers
Family Zodariidae: zodariids
Family Zoridae: zorids
Family Zorocratidae: zorocratids
Family Zoropsidae: zoropsids
Glossary
References
Index

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