International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology

- International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology (2015) Volume 3, Issue 1

Autecological Observations on The Indian Cooperative Spider Stegodyphus Sarasinorum Karsch (Eresidae:Araneae)

Autecological observations on the Indian cooperative spider Stegodyphus sarasinorum Karsch (Eresidae: Araneae) was undertaken in the Jnana Bharathi Campus of Bangalore University during summer 2010. Nest circumference ranging from 22 cm to 165 cm of 10 interconnected colonies of a population of Stegodyphus sarasinorum was measured. Nest density, sex ratio and interconnectivity between nests were assessed. The colonies showed a sex ratio with 0.24 males for every female. Other species of spiders were also recorded during the present observations.

Author(s): A.S. Jeevan Chakravarthy,M. Jayashankar,S. Ramakrishna

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