Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2015. Octavo, paperback, colour photographs.
This book covers topics such as taxonomy, identification, misidentification, life history, characteristics and biology. Infamous for causing serious skin injuries and, in very rare cases, death, this book looks at medical aspects of envenomations, medical conditions misdiagnosed as brown recluse bites, other spider species of medical consideration and the psychology behind the fear associated this this spider. Vetter also makes recommendations for control of the spider for households in areas where the spiders are found and describes other species of recluse spiders in North America. Although The Brown Recluse Spider was written for a general audience, it is also a valuable source of information for arachnologists and medical personnel. Also available in hardcover [stock id 37784].
Price: $48.00 AU