A sizeable book with good information for identifying British spiders and full explanations of spider anatomy, webs, egg sacs and any other identifying aspects you can think of. Would definitely recommend to new and amateur spider fans.
Britain's Spiders: A Field Guide
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Short Description: Britain's Spiders is a photographic guide to all 37 of the British families, focussing on spiders that can be identified in the field. Illustrated with a remarkable collection of... Read more
Britain's Spiders is a photographic guide to all 37 of the British families, focussing on spiders that can be identified in the field. Illustrated with a remarkable collection of photographs, it is designed to be accessible to a wide audience, including those new to spider identification. This book pushes the boundaries of field identification for this challenging group by combining information on features that can be seen with the naked eye or a hand lens with additional evidence from webs, egg-sacs, behaviour, phenology, habitats and distributions. Individual accounts cover 395 of Britain's approximately 670 species, with the limitations to field identification clearly explained.
As the first photographic field guide to British spiders to be published since 1989, this book fills a major gap in the resources available to everyone with an interest in this fascinating, diverse and important group of animals.
More than 700 stunning photographs
Includes a guide to spider families, based on features recognisable in the field, focussing on body shape and other characteristics, as well as separate guides to webs and egg-sacs
Detailed accounts highlight key identification tips for each genus and species, and include information on status, behaviour and habitats
Features up-to-date distribution maps, and charts showing adult seasonality
Introductory chapters explore the biology of spiders, and where, when and how to find them, including equipment needed in the field
Contains a complete list of the spiders recorded in Britain, indicating the ease of identification as well as rarity and conservation status
Provides information on how to record spiders and make your records count, and guidance on how to take your interest further
Britain's Spiders Paperback edition by Lawrence Bee
- Lawrence Bee
- Geoff Oxford
- Helen Smith
- Britain's Wildlife, Wildguides
- Paperback, Flexible plastic/vinyl cover
- Princeton University Press
- Publication date
- May 23, 2017
- Product dimensions
- 157 x 209 x 33mm
Foreword 7 Introduction 9 Spider anatomy - naming the parts 14 Glossary 16 Spider biology 22 Anatomy - a brief overview 22 Silk production 23 Webs 25 Retreats 28 Courtship and mating 28 Egg-sacs 33 Development and growth 34 Dispersal 36 Longevity 38 Parasites 38 Food capture and feeding 41 Coloration 43 Spiders and people 44 When, where and how to find spiders 46 Essential equipment 48 Additional equipment 49 Collecting techniques 50 Guide to spider families based on appearance 54 Guide to webs 73 Guide to egg-sacs 84 Introduction to the species accounts 96 THE SPECIES ACCOUNTS (see also following pages) 98-420 Working in the field 421 Recording spiders 422 Legislation and conservation 424 Legislation 424 Red Lists 425 British Rarity Status 426 The Amber List 426 List of British spiders 427 Further reading and useful websites 463 The British Arachnological Society 465 Acknowledgements and photographic credits 466 Index 472 Alphabetical list of genera with species accounts 480
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