International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Zoology | India | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023


A Checklist of Spider Fauna (Arachnida: Araneae) of Sangli District (MS, India)

S. B. More [4] | S. B. Patil [3]


Abstract: The survey of spider was carried out from the Sangli District which is located in the western part of Maharashtra. Tehsils in Sangli District includes Atpadi, Jath , Kadegaon ,Kavathe Mahankal, Khanapur , Miraj ,Palus, Shirla, Tasgaon and Walwa . Sangli district has distinct kind of environment. Eastern talukas of Shirala, Walwa, Palus are famous for high rainfall with hills and slopes with some bushy plants, grass and trees. Total area of Sangli is 8.572 km?. Chandoli National Park is established in Sangli district of Shirla Tehsil notable as the southern portion of the Sahyadri Tiger Reserve. This region shows good number of spiders during the month of September to December. This is because of availability of food and breeding ground. Sagareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in the Sangli district at the meeting of three Tehsils of Sangli district: Kadegaon, Walva and Palus. It is an artificially cultivated forest with an area of 10.87 km2.This region also shows good number of spider diversity. During study we reported 32 spider families, 155 genera and 345 species during year 2012-2017, with a dominance of Araneidae, Salticidae and Lycosidae spiders.


Keywords: Spider, Arachnida:Araneae, diversity, Sangli district


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,


Pages: 1429 - 1434


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