publication . Article . 2015

Exploring of the first recorded spider (Arachenida: Aranae) species of Sheringal, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Farzana Perveen; Numan Khan;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2015 Journal: Arthropods (issn: 2224-4255, eissn: 2224-4255, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Abstract
The spiders (Arthropoada: Arachenida) are one of the groups of grasping animals. Their carapaces are found on the dorsal side of the cephalothorax, which is an important characteristic of spiders. The present study was conducted to explore the first recorded spider species (nti=75) of Sheringal, Dir Upper (DU), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Dir Upper, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The 10 genera with 10 species under 7 families were recorded from June 2013-July 2014. According to length of legs, the largest spider was the huntsman spider, Halconia insignis Thorell having length of the first leg was 1.9±0.20, however, the same of the last leg was 1.44±0.25 (n=9). In th...
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free text keywords: Aranae, carapace, chelicerae, Sheringal, spinnerets, Zoology, QL1-991
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