First record of the spider genus Episinus (Araneae: Theridiidae: Sphintharinae) from India with description of a new species

Abstract : Spiders of the family Theridiidae is represented in India by 57 valid species. A Theridiid female of the genus Episinus was found from Shimla, Western Himalayan hills of India and E. pentagonalis is described as a new species. A comparison with other closely related species of Episinus is also deliberated in the present communication.
Keyword : Episinus pentagonalis, Western Himalaya, India
Author(s) : , S. Chakrabarti
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