Five new species of trap-door spiders (Araneae: Mygalomorphae: Idiopidae) from India

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Manju Siliwal
Rajshekhar Hippargi
Archana Yadav
Dolly Kumar


The family Idiopidae is dominated by the subfamily Idiopinae with 106 species recorded from the world; 20 species (five species of Helgimomerus, 12 species of Idiops, and three species of Scalidognathus) are reported from India.  In this paper, we describe a new species of Heligmomerus wii from Dehradun, Uttarakhand and four new species of IdiopsIdiops bonny, Idiops reshma, & Idiops sally from Dangs, Gujarat and Idiops vankhede from Maharashtra. 

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