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Argyrodes projiciens, female - Rhomphaea projiciens - female

Argyrodes projiciens, female - Rhomphaea projiciens - Female
Lake Tawakoni State Park, Hunt County, Texas, USA
November 8, 2007
Size: 5mm
Hank informs me that the spine at the apex of the abdomen is unique to this species. Spiders of the Eastern United States mistakenly labels a picture of Rhomphaea projiciens as Rhomphaea fictilium (p. 105).

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Argyrodes projiciens, female - Rhomphaea projiciens - female Argyrodes projiciens, female - Rhomphaea projiciens - female

5mm length
I happened to find this one in my collection. A vial had been double-stuffed. 5mm.

When I contacted them in January 2006
the response I got was that a 2nd edition, with more species and corrections as needed was already in the works. Don't know where the process of a second edition is at this time, however.

..
> Spiders of the Eastern United States mistakenly labels
> a picture of Rhomphaea projiciens as Rhomphaea fictilium (p. 105).

Aha! Interesting. I had already written to Mike Howell about the Castianeira gertschi specimen on page 263, which is mistakenly labeled as C. amoena. He wrote back and hinted that they "also missed a couple other ones".

-K

 
Yep
Sounds like Hank Guarisco is identifying at least 14 errors so far in that book (I probably should have waited and let Joe tell us that, but I couldn't help it, haha). I've always wondered about a lot of the images and info in that book and have been taking it all with a grain of salt (and always using a second opinion). There's kind of a "disclaimer" on the bottom of page 4 that sort of hints the idea that, well... I guess you can read for yourself.

 
Publisher's web site?
Can anyone find the publisher's web site page for this book? It is my understanding that the publishers were made aware of the errors during the review period for the book, so they should have made an errata page available. I've asked Hank for some text enumerating the corrections and suitable for posting on BugGuide.

 
Pearson Education...
...is the publisher. The website is: http://www.pearsoned.com/. But I've been on the site for a few minutes now and can't figure out how to get to info on this book.

 
Google can't find it either
Google can't find a page for the book on any search-engine reachable part of the publisher's site. A search for "amoena" and "Spiders of the Eastern United States" suggests that no errata page exists for the book anywhere on the net. I think this is irresponsible on the part of the publisher.

 
I agree
I wonder if they really are working on a 2nd edition as the Balabans mentioned above?

 
Errata page
He or someone else should put together an errata sheet as a Web page for the book.

-K

 
I totally agree
I wonder, do you think the book's authors have to consent to an errata page?

 
No, I don't see why that woul
No, I don't see why that would be necessary, as long as it's clear who the author of the errata page is.

-K

 
Haha...
So Howell and Jenkins can track them down and beat them up? Haha. (Just kidding.) ;)

 
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Not to fear; I think that they both are/were a couple of nice guys. (See here: http://bugguide.net/node/view/416315)

-K

 
Ouch
I regret my last joke. It now seems uncalled for and my face is red over it (and my heart heavy). Jenkins was so young. Thank you for posting that, Kevin.

 
..
Ach, not worry -- your comment was meant to be taken lightheartedly and you couldn't have known.

 
Thank you, Kevin
That made me feel a lot better. I needed that!

Moved
Moved from ID Request. Can you look through these and these and see if there are any more of your species?

 
I added Joe's male and female to the info page...
...as voucher specimens. Lynette mentioned to me that she has been working on trying to make sure as many species have voucher specimens as possible. Just thought I'd save her a bit of work.

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