A pioneering study on the spider fauna (Arachnida: Araneae) of Sagar District, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Tanmaya Rani Sethy
Janak Ahi


The present investigations were carried out to elucidate the spider fauna of the Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh. A total of 1,505 spider specimens were documented from various sites of the study area. A total of 74 species grouped under 58 genera and 22 families are reported. The family Araneidae was the most common, accounting for 31% of the overall population followed by Salticidae, which accounted for 15% of the overall population.  Spiders belonging to seven guild structures were identified which were then classified on the basis of their dietary habits. Further research is needed to analyze the behavior, biology and web patterns of these ubiquitous creatures. 

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