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Field Guide to the Spiders of California and the Pacific Coast States

Field / Identification Guide

Series: California Natural History Guides Volume: 108

By: Richard J Adams (Author), Timothy D Manolis (Illustrator)

405 pages, 50 plates with colour illustrations; 17 b/w line drawings

University of California Press

Paperback | Feb 2014 | #207479 | ISBN-13: 9780520276611
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Hardback | Feb 2014 | #207480 | ISBN-13: 9780520276604
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About this book

With over 40 000 described species, spiders have adapted to nearly every terrestrial environment across the globe. Over half of the world's spider families live within the three contiguous Pacific Coast states – not surprising considering the wide variety of habitats, from mountain meadows and desert dunes to redwood forests and massive urban centers.

This beautifully illustrated, accessible guide covers all of the families and many of the genera found along the Pacific Coast, including introduced species and common garden spiders. The author provides readers with tools for identifying many of the region's spiders to family, and when possible, genus and species.

Field Guide to the Spiders of California and the Pacific Coast States discusses taxonomy, distribution, and natural history as well as what is known of the habits of the spiders, the characters of families, and references to taxonomic revisions of the pertinent genera. Full-color plates for each family bring to life the incredible diversity of this ancient arachnid order.


Contents

Text
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Theraphosidae
Chapter 3. Nemesiidae
Chapter 4. Antrodiaetidae
Chapter 5. Cyrtaucheniidae
Chapter 6. Ctenizidae
Chapter 7. Dipluridae
Chapter 8. Mecicobothriidae
Chapter 9. Hypochilidae
Chapter 10. Filistatidae
Chapter 11. Segestriidae
Chapter 12. Caponiidae
Chapter 13. Oonopidae
Chapter 14. Dysderidae
Chapter 15. Trogloraptoridae
Chapter 16. Scytodidae
Chapter 17. Sicariidae
Chapter 18. Diguetidae
Chapter 19. Plectreuridae
Chapter 20. Pholcidae
Chapter 21. Leptonetidae
Chapter 22. Telemidae
Chapter 23. Mysmenidae
Chapter 24. Anapidae
Chapter 25. Uloboridae
Chapter 26. Oecobiidae
Chapter 27. Mimetidae
Chapter 28. Nesticidae
Chapter 29. Theridiidae
Chapter 30. Araneidae
Chapter 31. Tetragnathidae
Chapter 32. Pimoidae
Chapter 33. Linyphiidae
Chapter 34. Anyphaenidae
Chapter 35. Miturgidae
Chapter 36. Clubionidae
Chapter 37. Corinnidae
Chapter 38. Liocranidae
Chapter 39. Prodidomidae
Chapter 40. Gnaphosidae
Chapter 41. Salticidae
Chapter 42. Thomisidae
Chapter 43. Philodromidae
Chapter 44. Selenopidae
Chapter 45. Sparassidae
Chapter 46. Homalonychidae
Chapter 47. Zoridae
Chapter 48. Dictynidae
Chapter 49. Cybaeidae
Chapter 50. Hahniidae
Chapter 51. Zodariidae
Chapter 52. Tengellidae
Chapter 53. Pisauridae
Chapter 54. Zoropsidae
Chapter 55. Oxyopidae
Chapter 56. Lycosidae
Chapter 57. Agelenidae
Chapter 58. Amaurobiidae
Chapter 59. Titanoecidae
Chapter 60. Desidae
Chapter 60. Amphinectidae
Glossary
References

Plates
Plate 1. Theraphosidae
Plate 2. Nemesiidae, Antrodiaetidae
Plate 3. Ctenizidae and Cyrtaucheniidae
Plate 4. Cyrtaucheniidae cont., Mecicobothriidae, Dipluridae
Plate 5. Hypochilidae, Filistatidae, Segestriidae
Plate 6. Caponiidae and Oonopidae
Plate 7. Dysderidae, Scytodidae, Trogloraptoridae, Sicariidae
Plate 8. Plecturidae and Diguetidae
Plate 9. Pholcidae (1 of 2)
Plate 10. Pholcidae (2 of 2)
Plate 11. Leptonetidae, Telemidae, Mysmenidae, Anapidae
Plate 12. Uloboridae, Oecobiidae
Plate 13. Mimetidae, Nesticidae
Plate 14. Theridiidae (1 of 4)
Plate 15. Theridiidae (2 of 4)
Plate 16. Theridiidae (3 of 4)
Plate 17. Theridiidae (4 of 4)
Plate 18. Araneidae (1 of 5)
Plate 19. Araneidae (2 of 5)
Plate 20. Araneidae (3 of 5)
Plate 21. Araneidae (4 of 5)
Plate 23. Tetragnathidae (1 of 2)
Plate 24. Tetragnathidae (2 of 2), Pimoidae
Plate 25. Linyphiidae (1 of 2)
Plate 26. Linyphiidae (2 of 2)
Plate 27. Anyphaenidae, Miturgidae, Clubionidae
Plate 28. Corinnidae
Plate 29. Liocranidae, Zoridae, Prodidomidae
Plate 30. Gnaphosidae (1 of 3)
Plate 31. Gnaphosidae (2 of 3)
Plate 32. Gnaphosidae (3 of 3)
Plate 33. Salticidae (1 of 5)
Plate 34. Salticidae (2 of 5)
Plate 35. Salticidae (3 of 5)
Plate 36. Salticidae (4 of 5)
Plate 37. Salticidae (5 of 5)
Plate 38. Thomisidae (1 of 2)
Plate 39. Thomisidae (2 of 2)
Plate 40. Philodromidae
Plate 41. Selenopidae, Sparassidae, Homalonychidae
Plate 42. Dictynidae
Plate 43. Hahniidae, Cybaeidae
Plate 44. Pisauridae, Tengellidae, Zoropsidae
Plate 45. Oxyopidae
Plate 46. Lycosidae (1 of 2)
Plate 47. Lycosidae (2 of 2)
Plate 48. Agelenidae (1 of 2)
Plate 49. Agelenidae (2 of 2), Amaurobiidae
Plate 50. Desidae, Amphinectidae, Titanoecidae, Zodariidae


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Biography

R.J. Adams is a special education teacher and wildlife tour leader in Monterey, California. He has a BS in biology from Humboldt State University, California and an MS in biology emphasizing entomology and host-parasite coevolution from the University of Utah.

Tim Manolis is an artist, illustrator, and biological consultant. From 1986 to 1990, he was the editor and art director of the magazine Mainstream. His papers on birds and his bird illustrations have appeared in many journals and magazines. He is the author of Dragonflies and Damselflies and illustrator of Butterflies of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento Valley Regions.

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