Diversity of Spiders in Kukrail Reserve Forest, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

  • Ashish Kumar Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA
  • Amita Kanaujia Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation Lab, Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA
  • Adesh Kumar Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation Lab, Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA
  • Vikas Kumar Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA
  • Himanshu Mishra Department of Zoology, University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA
Keywords: Kukrail Reserve Forest, Diversity, Conservation

Abstract

Spiders belong to order Araneae of Class Arachnida and phylum Arthropoda. The present study was carried out to investigate the diversity of spiders in Kukrail Reserve Forest, located in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. Kukrail Reserve is a subtropical dry deciduous forest, covering an area of 5,000 hectare, located on the co-ordinates N-26054’ 399’, E-080 59’ 046’.The study was conducted from December 2013 to September 2014. During the study a total of 61 Spider species were identified belonging to 45 genera & 16 families. Out of this, majority of spiders were belonging to family Salticidae followed by Araneidae. Total species reported here represents about 25% of total spider families found in India.

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Published
2017-04-30
How to Cite
Kumar, A., Kanaujia, A., Kumar, A., Kumar, V., & Mishra, H. (2017). Diversity of Spiders in Kukrail Reserve Forest, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India. G-Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 4(5), 42-45. Retrieved from https://gjestenv.com/index.php/gjest/article/view/75
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