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) : Chakrabarti, S.
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Published Issue : 2013 Vol. 8 Number 2


2013 Vol. 8 Number 2