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Common Spiders of North America$
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Richard A. Bradley

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780520274884

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520274884.001.0001

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Spiders: An Introduction

Spiders: An Introduction

(p.3) Spiders: An Introduction
Common Spiders of North America

Richard A. Bradley

University of California Press

This chapter includes a description of basic spider biology. It includes information on the ecological importance of spiders and their life histories. The behavior of spiders is described, including their courtship and mating, use of silk, hunting methods, and sensory abilities.

Keywords:   spider biology, life histories, mating behavior, hunting behavior, web building, spider senses

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