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California Natural History Guides #108: Field Guide to the Spiders of California and the Pacific Coast States


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With over 40,000 described species, spiders have adapted to nearly every terrestrial environment across the globe. Over half of the worldand#8217;s spider families live within the three contiguous Pacific Coast statesand#151;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 regionand#8217;s spiders to family, and when possible, genus and species. He 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.

About the Author

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 D. 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.

Table of Contents


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 




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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Adams, Richard J
University of California Press
Manolis, Timothy D.
Adams, Richard J.
Adams, R. J.
Nature Studies-Zoology
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