Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Species Argiope aurantia - Black and Yellow Argiope


Spider Families of the World and their Spinnerets
By John A. Murphy, Michael J. Roberts
British Arachnological Society, 2015
Excellent reference

Two volume set:
Part I: Text
Part II: Plates


British Arachnological Society

Spider Families of the World and their Spinnerets

Arachnologists' Handbook, Second edition
By Russell-Smith, A., Smith, H. & Oxford, G. (eds.)
British Arachnological Society, 2015
An excellent handbook for those interested in studying, collecting, keeping spiders, etc.

The fauna and color plate sections pertain to the more commonly encountered British spiders, but many of the covered families, genera, and even species, occur in North America as well.

The second half of the handbook is useful for anyone interested in spiders anywhere. Informative sections regarding collecting, captivity, photography, safety, and more, are included.

British Arachnological Society

The Crab Spiders of California
By RX Schick
Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 1965
Link here:
http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/dspace/bitstream/2246/1114/1/B129a01.pdf - large file (104 MB).

This publication covers both the modern Thomisidae and Philodromidae of California (at that time lumped together under Thomisidae).

Spiders of North America: An Identification Manual, Second Edition
By Darrell Ubick (Editor), Pierre Paquin (Editor), Paula Cushing (Editor), Nadine Dupérré (Illustrator)
American Arachnological Society, 2017

The spiders of Alaska
By Chamberlin, R. V. & Ivie, W.
Bulletin of the University of Utah 37(10): 1-103., 1947
http://www.wsc.nmbe.ch/reference/2831

Canadian spiders, II
By Emerton, J. H.
Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 20: 145-160., 1915
http://www.wsc.nmbe.ch/reference/1673

North American spiders of the genus Bathyphantes (Araneae, Linyphiidae)
By Ivie, W.
American Museum Novitates 2364: 1-70, 1969
http://www.wsc.nmbe.ch/reference/4067

New North American spiders
By Chamberlin, R. V.
Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (4) 14: 105-142, 1925
http://www.wsc.nmbe.ch/reference/1884