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Seasonal variation in some spider (Araneae) families from Dir Lower, Pakistan

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Muhammad Sajid, Muhammad Zahid, Abida Butt

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Int. J. Biosci.16( 3), 665-669, March 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/16.3.665-669


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Spiders are diverse group of 120 families belonging to class arachnids. They also have diverse habitats. Some are found throughout the years while some are seasonal. Collection was done from April 2018 to December 2019. Spiders were then preserved in 70%-80 ethanol. For smaller specimens eppendorf tubes were used while for larger specimens other vials (big jars) were used. A total of 155 spiders of the specified families were collected belonging to about 7 families, 8 genera and 8 species. An increase was observed in diversity of spiders from April to September and then gradual decreases were observed except for the month of August. Olios stimulator was reported for the 1st time from Pakistan, previously reported from India. This study will provide a base for further study as spiders of the area is unexplored very well.


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