Biodiversity of spiders aranea in V.V.V college campus in Virudhunagar district, Tamil Nadu, south India
P Vijaya, K Mareeswari, S Uma Rani
Spiders are major playing a vital role in the forest ecosystem is the spider. A study was conducted to analyze the diversity of spiders in v.v.vanniaperumal college campus, virudhunagar, Tamil Nadu, South India. A total of 217 species and 5 families of spiders were collected from August 2017 to February 2018. The collections of spiders and identification up to species level taxonomic position, habitats and behaviour of spiders have been studied. The family Araneidae (27.65) harboured highest population followed by two famiies Pholcidae (24.42), Herisilindae (17.51) and the least number of spiders recorded under the family Oxypoidae (15.67) and Tetragnathidae (14.75). The richnesss of the spider species based on the fluctuation in different months may be the seasonal variation and claimate change in the study area. The Population of spiders was abundant species richness and diversity was high during the month of Augest 2017 to September.