e-ISSN : 2347-2677, p-ISSN : 2394-0522
Ujjwala S Deshmukh and Sharvari S Deshmukh
For one year, a research study was conducted in the citrus fields of Amravati region, MS, India, to examine the diversity of agrobiont spiders. A total of 56 species of agrobiont spiders were identified during the study, which belonged to 31 genera and 13 families. These spiders were found in various locations such as ground, litter, crevices, and on vegetation. Among the spider species identified, 21.42% were from the families Araneidae and Salticidae, respectively, 14.28% were from the family Lycocidae, 12.5% were from the family Oxyopidae, 7.14% were from the family Thomisidae, 5.35% were from the family Gnaphocidae, and 3.57% were from the families Clubionidae, Eradicate, and Philodromidae. Additionally, 1.78% of the spider species belonged to each of the following families: Mitergidae, Tetragnathidae, Theridadae, and Uloboridae. The spider population was abundant in the fields, and species richness and diversity were at their highest from August to October.
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