Richard S. Vetter has retired as a research associate in the Department of Entomology at the University of California, Riverside. He is coauthor of PCT Field Guide for the Management of Urban Spiders.
"The Brown Recluse Spider is a concise summary of the current knowledge about an infamous spider, with clear relevance to the public perception of spiders in general. Richard S. Vetter has had years of experience conducting research on recluse spiders and educating the public as well as medical personnel. This book features new insights-interesting, amusing, and sometimes sad-drawn from his personal experiences with education efforts."-Richard A. Bradley, The Ohio State University, author of Common Spiders of North America "The Brown Recluse Spider is a much-needed book that brings to light recent research for both a professional and general audience. Its author, Rick Vetter, is the preeminent authority on all matters concerning the brown recluse and related spiders in North America."-G. B. Edwards, Florida State Collection of Arthropods and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services