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Species Araneus cingulatus

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The Crab Spiders of Canada and Alaska; Araneae: Philodromidae and Thomisidae (The Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 5)
By Charles Dondale & James Redner
Research Branch, Agriculture Canada, Publ. 1663: 1-255, 1978
Entire monograph available for free download from the Entomological Society of Canada: http://www.esc-sec.ca/aafcmono.php

(The monographs are also now available as print-on-demand books at http://www.volumesdirect.com. All the titles can be found using a search for “Agriculture Canada” or by individual title.)

Checklist of the spiders (Araneae) of Canada and Alaska
By Paquin, Buckle, Duperre, & Dondale
Zootaxa 2461: 1–170, 2010

New American spiders
By Willis J. Gertsch
American Museum Novitates 936: 1-7, 1937
Free download available from the AMNH: http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/dspace/handle/2246/3863

Spider Genera of North America with Keys to Families and Genera and a Guide to Literature (3rd edition)
By Vincent D. Roth
American Arachnological Society, 1993
(This is listed as 1994 in the World Spider Catalog, not sure why. Inside the actual book, it lists the publication year as 1993.)

First edition published in 1982 as Handbook for Spider Identification, copyright 1985 by author.

Second edition published in 1985 with same title as this edition, copyright 1985 by author.

All editions are out of print, so these can be tough to acquire. This book says that copies are available from Jon Reiskind, Dept. Zool., Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, but I contacted him a long time ago and I don't think he has any more. I had to buy my 1985 version from a used book dealer, and the 3rd edition was given to me as a gift.

Spider Genera of North America with Keys to Families and Genera and a Guide to Literature (2nd edition)
By Vincent D. Roth
American Arachnological Society, Gainesville, Florida, 1985
First edition published in 1982 as Handbook for Spider Identification, copyright 1985 by author.

Third edition published in 1993 with same title as this second edition, copyright 1993 by author. (This is listed as 1994 in the World Spider Catalog, not sure why.)

All editions are out of print, so these can be tough to acquire. This book says that copies are available from Jon Reiskind, Dept. Zool., Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, but I contacted him a long time ago and I don't think he has any more. I had to buy my 1985 version from a used book dealer, and the 3rd edition was given to me as a gift.

A Spider's World senses and behavior
By Professor Dr. Friedrich G. Barth
Springer; 1st Edition, 2002
"This excellent book, written with authority and charm, is a scientific odyssey into the sensory world of spiders. … The book is very well produced, with a well laid-out text supported by numerous figures and photographs … . One of this great book’s many attractions is the way that the text involves the reader … . This highly readable and informative book will provide a valuable reference for researchers, students and teachers … as well as an essential addition to any arachnological bookshelf." (Mike Gray, Lab News, December/January, 2002/2003)

In Ohio's Backyard: Spiders
By Richard A. Bradley
Ohio Biological Survey, 2004
Can be purchased from Ohio Biological Survey

Spiders learning to love them
By Lynne kelly
Jacana Books, 2009
When hordes of giant spiders invaded Lynne Kelly's dreams, she decided it was time to overcome her arachnophobia by getting to know the creature intimately. This extensive introduction answers every basic question about spiders, including articles on web-building, the most venomous and dangerous species, and, of course, arachnid romance. An illustrated guide to identifying webs, a list of useful spider-watching equipment, observations sheets, and dozens of photographs of common species are also provided. Along the way, Lynne explains how she overcame her own arachnophobia, and provides tips and hints on how any arachnophobe can do the same.

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