Spider families of the world.
Turvuren: Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, (2007 second edition).
Small quarto, laminated boards, 336 pp. colour photographs, text illustrations, black and white illustrations.
Spiders are of major importance in ecosystems and are recognized as effective natural control agents in agroecology. Nearly 40,000 species of spiders have been described but the actual number of species is expected to be many times higher.
This book provides a concise overview and descriptions of the 107 spider families that are presently recognized. It contains identification keys to the families and to the different kinds of spider webs, and shortcuts to remarkable types of spiders. The book fills a gap that has existed for a long time since the previous such overview dates back from more than a century.