Spider Fauna in the Rice Ecosystem of Jammu


Affiliations

  • Central Integrated Pest Management Centre, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Central Integrated Pest Management Centre, Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, India
  • Directorate of Plant Protection, Faridabad, Haryana, India

Abstract

Twenty species or spiders were observed in the rice ecosystem in Jammu region. The predominantly common species were under the genera Tetragnatha, Neoscona, Oxyopes, Phidippus and Pardosa. Among these, the spider population was noticed to increase graduatlywith the growth of rice plants and almost doubled from August to September.

Keywords

Population Abundance, Rice Ecosystem, Spider Fauna.

Subject Discipline

Entomology

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