Preliminary checklist of spiders of Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan with first record of Ptocasius strupifer Simon, 1901 (Araneae: Salticidae) from IndiaAbstract :
A preliminary checklist of spiders of the Keoladeo National Park (KNP), Bharatpur, Rajasthan is provided here based on a short term study undertaken in June-July, 2011. A total 30 species belonging to 26 genera and 11 families were recorded from the area, which forms a baseline information for spiders of KNP. Among these, Salticidae, Araneidae and Lycosidae families were found to be dominant in the area. Ptocasiusstrupifer Simon, 1901was first time reported from India during the study, for which we provide taxonomic description in this paper. The study also revealed association of a red mite exclusively on bodies of particular spider species during the period.
Spider,Bharatpur, first report, Keoladeo National Park, Ptocasius strupifer, Rajasthan, Salticidae.