Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
pdf file of publication "Crab Spiders of California" by Robert X. Schick. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 1965.

I just found this tome in the references from Ubick, et al. and it appears to cover both the modern families Thomisidae and Philodromidae. It should be great for California and may also be useful for other Western states...
http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/dspace/bitstream/2246/1114/1/B129a01.pdf

One "little" detail
This file is around 100 MB! Even those with high-speed internet access are likely to find the download time an unpleasant surprise. For those of us with dialup, it amounts to the better part of a day- if we don't give up after wasting a few hours.

I always state the file size for documents like pdf, doc, rtf or xls. These AMNH publications have an information page which contains a link for downloading the file. I try to link to that page rather than to the file itself. In this case it's the following:
http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/dspace/handle/2246/1114

 
Thanks, Chuck
I'll try to remember to include that information in future posts. Yes, it's huge. After using it for a while and talking to other spider folks, it is also pretty cumbersome and not straightforward to the amateur.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.