A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia

Robert Whyte; Greg Anderson; Tim Low (Foreword by)

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Australians have a love-hate relationship with spiders. Spiders inspire fear, especially dangerous species such as the Redback and Sydney Funnelweb. Yet Peacock Spiders, whose males spread a colorful fan and wave their legs in a courtship dance to impress females, have won rapturous appreciation worldwide.

A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia covers all known Australian spider families, using over 1,300 stunning color photographs of live animals to enable identification of commonly encountered spiders to the family level and, in some cases, to genus and species. It includes a full publicity campaign with anticipated coverage across radio interviews and nature, wildlife, and gardening magazines. Highly accurate and vetted by experts, it contains the most up-to-date taxonomy information and is the most comprehensive account of Australian spiders ever published. With more than two-thirds of Australian spiders yet to be scientifically described, this field guide sets the scene for future explorations of the extraordinary Australian fauna.

For the full list of spider families included in the guide, click here.

ISBN: 9780643107076
Publication Date: 01-Jun-2017
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing