First report of Coleosoma blandum O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1882 (Araneae: Theridiidae) from the Northern Indo-Gangetic Plains, India

Abstract :

The paper gives the first report of the cobweb spider Coleosoma blandum O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1882 from an urban setting close to the Shivalik foothills from the Indo-Gangetic plains of India. The species is currently reported only from coastal states of Odisha, Goa, Kerala, and Gujrat, highlighting this as the first sub-montane record for the species. The collection locality also marks the northernmost range of the species and the first report from the state of Uttarakhand.

Keyword :

Cob-web spider, first report, range extension, Indo-Gangetic plains, Uttarakhand

Author(s) : Sarkar, I. D., Iyer, N., Siliwal, M., Uniyal, V. P.
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Published Issue : 2022 Vol. 17 Number 2

2022 Vol. 17 Number 2