• Twitter
  • Facebook
Theme
Currency
Log-in | Register | My Basket : arrow

Your shopping basket is currently empty.

0 items - 0.00
Our Publications

The Pemberley Bookshop

Our Shop

Why not come and peruse our comprehensive range of natural history titles at our well stocked bookshop, where you can also receive our expert advice. Click here for details of our shop.

Riceland Spiders of South and Southeast Asia

by Barrion, A.T.; Litsinger, J.A.

  • Hardback £205.00
  • New Book Availability : Usually available within 5 day(s)
  • Add to wishlist
  • Catalogue No : 2726
  • ISBN : 9780851989679
  • Published : 1995
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 736
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Illustrations : 103 colour plates

Our customers have not yet submitted a review for this title - click here to be the first to write a review

Description:

Spiders are among the most omnipresent and numerous predators in both agricultural and natural ecosystems, and without them insect pest populations would become out of control. Their potential as biological control agents can only be appreciated through a greater understanding of their abundance and species composition in different ecological systems. There is therefore a great need for literature providing guidance on spider identification. The spider fauna of several cultivated crops, in a number of regions of the world, has been well documented. There have been some previous attempts to record the spider fauna of rice in South and Southeast Asia, but these are scattered in the journal literature. This volume provides a comprehensive illustrated guide that can be used by specialists and novices to identify these spiders. The majority of the species covered were collected from a diversity of habitats in the Philippines. The bulk of the book consists of keys to the identification of families, genera and species of Philippine spiders, illustrated by more than 1000 line drawings and 100 colour photographs. A total of 339 species belonging to 134 genera within 26 families are recognized. Of these, 253 species and seven genera are new to science. Distribution maps for individual species and a classification scheme for Philippine riceland spiders are also provided. Overall, the work represents a major contribution to the literature for those interested in spiders or more generally in biological control and crop protection.

You may also like...

Stovslandor / Psocoptera

Stovslandor / Psocoptera

Svensson, B.W.

Price £65.00

Britain's Spiders: A Field Guide

Britain's Spiders: A Field Guide

Bee, L.; Oxford, G.; Smith, H.

Price £18.95

(Save £6.00)

Arachnologists' Handbook

Arachnologists' Handbook

Oxford, G.; Russell-Smith, T.; Smith, H. (Eds)

Price £14.50

Spiders of the World: A Guide to Every Family

Spiders of the World: A Guide to Every Family

Platnick, N.

Price £16.95

(Save £3.05)

Subscribe to our mailing list More details about our mailing list arrow