A survey report on the spider (Arachnida: Araneae) of Jabalpur division (Madhya Pradesh)
Dr. Preeti Khare, Dr. Arjun Shukla, Shraddha Khapre
Ecological study still relies heavily on an understanding of the quantity, diversity, and composition of species within an ecosystem. Early naturalists were fascinated by the patterns of geographical and temporal variation in variety, and ecologists are still today. Only 15% of species have had their ranges formally defined, however measuring biological diversity within a system enables the discovery of new species and their distributions. It is this fundamental comprehension of the species that make up a system that enables us to pose more challenging ecological queries. The preliminary report on the spider fauna of Madhya Pradesh, India, provides the basis for the present article. Faunistic surveys were undertaken during 2019-2021 and a total of 97 individuals Arachnida (Araneae) belonging to recorded 18 Species, 15 Genera under 08 families from various localities in and around the Jabalpur division whereby the Araneidae family has a greater population than the other spider families. Shannon-Weiner diversity index of the study site is 2.643032269 showing high diversity which is inversely proportional to Simpson Index value that is 0.084281008.
Dr. Preeti Khare, Dr. Arjun Shukla, Shraddha Khapre. A survey report on the spider (Arachnida: Araneae) of Jabalpur division (Madhya Pradesh). International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2023, Pages 76-78