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Biodiversity of spider fauna in Kalabagh of District, Mianwali, Punjab, Pakistan

By: Syed Sikandar Habib, Hameed Ur Rehman, Saira Naz, Haleema Sadia, Shahid Raza, Muhammad Zeeshan Malik, Umair Ashraf, Rimsha Kawal, Sarah Shamim, Ayesha Ameer, Samina Bibi, Tanzeela Sardar, Muhammad Bilal Aslam

Key Words: Kalabagh, Spider diversity, Mianwali, Preliminary, Explored.

Int. J. Biosci. 15(1), 453-460, July 2019.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/15.1.453-460

Certification: ijb 2019 0058 [Generate Certificate]

Abstract

The paper discuss about the spider collection of Kalabagh, District Mianwali Punjab, Pakistan. The survey was conducted of six months from March 2017 to August 2017. It was preliminary attempt to identify and explored the spider diversity in Kalabagh. Spiders play a vital role in the control of insect population and are important environmental indicators. Different collection methods were used including pit fall trap, hand picking and netting, but most of the collection was done from shaking of trees. Total 7 families, 11 genera and 13 species wereinvestigated. The richest family was family Clubionidae comprising 3 species of single genera and familyLycosidae of 3 species consisting of 3 genera >Salticidae and Araneidae comprising 2 species with 2 genera each >Pholicidae, Sparassidae and Corinnidae consisting of 01 species each respectively. A large scale study is recommended due to favorable geographical distribution, characteristics of habitat and availability of food played important role in the abundance of spider fauna.

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Biodiversity of spider fauna in Kalabagh of District, Mianwali, Punjab, Pakistan

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Syed Sikandar Habib, Hameed Ur Rehman, Saira Naz, Haleema Sadia, Shahid Raza, Muhammad Zeeshan Malik, Umair Ashraf, Rimsha Kawal, Sarah Shamim, Ayesha Ameer, Samina Bibi, Tanzeela Sardar, Muhammad Bilal Aslam.
Biodiversity of spider fauna in Kalabagh of District, Mianwali, Punjab, Pakistan.
Int. J. Biosci. 15(1), 453-460, July 2019.
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