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Common Spiders of North America

Author: Richard Alan Bradley; Steve Buchanan; American Arachnological Society.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2013] ©2013
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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  Read more...
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Bradley, Richard A.
Common Spiders of North America.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012
Print version:
Bradley, Richard Alan.
Common spiders of North America.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2013
(DLC) 2012018390
(OCoLC)793503481
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Alan Bradley; Steve Buchanan; American Arachnological Society.
ISBN: 9780520954502 0520954505
OCLC Number: 824118098
Notes: Family Thomisidae: Crab Spiders.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 271 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; 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; Color Plates Section; Spider Accounts. Family Agelenidae: Funnel WeaversFamily 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 SpidersFamily 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 SpidersFamily 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 Oecobiidae: Flatmesh Weavers; Family Oonopidae: Goblin Spiders; Family Oxyopidae: Lynx Spiders; Family Philodromidae: Running Crab Spiders; Family Pholcidae: Cellar Spiders; Family Pimoidae: Large Hammockweb Spiders; Family Pisauridae: Nursery Web Spiders. Family Plectreuridae: Spurlipped SpidersFamily 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.
Responsibility: Richard A. Bradley ; illustrations by Steve Buchanan ; sponsored by the American Arachnological Society.

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