The Spiders and Their Relatives of St. Vincent and the Grenadines - Mark DeSilva, Giraldo Alayón and Julia A. Horrocks

Christopher K. Starr


The community of naturalists is always ready to welcome an effective guide to a locally abundant group of plants or animals. This very attractive new guide to the spiders of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (henceforth SVG) aims to fill a very definite need. The authors are a leading lesser-antillean naturalist, a cuban spider specialist, and an academic biologist from Barbados. I should note that the book is classily dedicated to three outstanding local individuals, the recently deceased Conrad DeFreitas and Earle Kirby and the extant Jacques Daudin.  It’s good to see these luminaries get their props.

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