A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia
A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia, by Robert Whyte, Greg Anderson (2017). Paperback, 464 pages, CSIRO Publishing.
The most comprehensive account of Australian spiders ever published.
Australians have a love–hate relationship with spiders. Some spiders, such as the Redback and the Sydney Funnelweb, inspire fear. Yet Peacock Spiders, with their colourful fan-spreading courtship dances, have won rapturous appreciation worldwide.
A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia uses photographs of living animals to help people identify many of the spiders they encounter. Featuring over 1300 colour photographs, it is the most comprehensive account of Australian spiders ever published. With more than two-thirds of Australian spiders yet to be scientifically described, this book sets the scene for future explorations of our extraordinary Australian fauna.
This field guide will be enjoyed by naturalists and anyone with an interest in learning more about Australia’s incredible arachnids.
Recipient of the 2018 Whitley Certificate of Commendation for Field Guide.
- Covering all known Australian spider families and heavily illustrated with over 1300 colour photographs
- Highly accurate and vetted by experts, it contains the most up-to-date taxonomy information
- Stunning macro-photography reveals the fascinating details not discernible to the naked eye
- Written in an accessible and engaging style
- Fills a major gap in Australian natural history.