A Field Guide to Spiders & Scorpions of Texas

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Gulf Publishing Company, 1997 - Nature - 201 pages
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Classified into more than 45 families, this guide describes the fascinating spiders and other arachnids of Texas. Close-up examinations of more than 125 individual species show: biological and taxonomic distinction, web types and eye patterns, hunting techniques, habitats and ranges, tips on examining spiders and preserving your finds, detailed illustrations, and 32 pages of color photos.
You'll find all the facts for spiders most commonly encountered, spiders with potentially hazardous venom, unusual spiders, and large and conspicuous spiders. Other Texas arachnids, such as harvestmen, ticks, scorpions, whipscorpions, windscorpions, and pseudoscorpions, are also described.

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User Review  - billsearth - LibraryThing

This field guide is pretty thorough. The photos are god. Range maps are lacking but the discussion on each spider is detailed. There is a lot of introductory information on spiders, scorpions and ticks in general Read full review


An Overview of Spider Families in Texas
Infraorder Mygalomorphae
Infraorder Araneomorphae

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John A. Jackman, Ph.D., is a professor and extension entomology specialist at the Texas A&M University System, College Station, Texas.

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