From Tarantulas to Meshweb Weavers, the spiders of Texas are varied and fascinating! Learn to recognize many of them with this durable laminated twelve-panel guide that folds up conveniently to fit in a pocket or pack. Perfect for the casual observer, gardener, homeowner or curious naturalist, it serves as both a general introduction and a useful reference.
Colorful photographs illustrate 100 spider species, including several of both male and female, in side-by-side comparisons with descriptive text highlighting size, habitat, and web type.
Representative webs are also shown, together with information about silk, venom and hunting techniques.
A small section features other arachnids, such as the Vinegaroon, Scorpion, Harvestman and Tick.
To flip through the electronic sample,
click the arrows.
Valerie Bugh is a naturalist specializing in the arthropods of the Austin area, with interests in taxonomy and photography.
She runs the Fauna Project at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, leads insect discovery walks, provides insect/spider identifications, and gives talks to local organizations. Website: www.austinbug.com