American Spiders and Their Spinning-Work; A Natural History of the Orb-Weaving Spiders of the United States Volume 3

American Spiders and Their Spinning-Work; A Natural History of the Orb-Weaving Spiders of the United States Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...by about the saVne distance. Side eyes on tubercles, with a cluster of wide bristles behind them as eyebrows; SF somewhat larger than SR, barely separated; SF removed from MF about 1.3 their area, or about 2.5 the dividing interval of MF; clypeus low, less than one diameter MF in height. Front row recurved; rear row longer and procurved. Legs: 1, 4, 2, 3, as follows: 21.1, 19.7, 18.5, 12 mm. Uniform yellow color, abundantly armed with bristles and hairs, and well provided with spines of dark brown color; palps armed and colored as legs; mandibles long, conical, and not divergent; color of legs. Abdomen: A long oval; the dorsum arched, and somewhat narrower at apex than base; nearly twice as long as wide; color of field yellow, with a broad median longitudinal cretaceous band, which is narrowed at the apex, having a ragged marginal border of black, and a median lanceolated band of yellow. Venter with a median yellow band, with yellow cretaceous border; epigynum (Fig. 8a) has a rather narrow atriolum, out of which rises a stout scapus wide at the base, somewhat constricted at the middle, terminating in a long spoon, widest at the base and rounded at tip, which is dark brown, glossy, chitinous. Male: Fig. 9, 9a. In color and markings generally resembles the female, but lighter on the abdomen; the corselet differs in its decidedly rounded character, which, however, does not appear upon the sternum; corselet uniform glossy yellowish brown, and somewhat elevated; cephalic suture less distinct than in female; clypeus a little higher than in female, and ocular quad more evidently slightly narrowed behind; SF not relatively so widely separated from MF. Legs yellow and darker at joint; tibia-II curved, thickened, with a double row of black clasping spines...show more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236608119
  • 9781236608116