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Araneidae: A Remarkable Orb-weaving Group in the Rice Land Ecosystem of South 24 - Parganas, West Bengal, India

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As a potential predator the importance of spiders, especially dwelling in rice land, needs to be properly addressed. Till date the information gathered in this field isinsufficient. Due to various reasons, members of the family Araneidae Clerck, 1757, exhibit striking variability particularly in Gangetic delta. After sampling for two years, it is found that, Neoscona theisi (Walckenaer, 1841) is the most dominant group in the fields of South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India, amongst araneids and their average sex ratio increases during kharif session due to multiple environmental factors including reproductive strategies.
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118-126
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  • Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Faculty Centre of Integrated Rural Development and Management, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Narendrapur, Kolkata – 700 103, India
  • Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Faculty Centre of Integrated Rural Development and Management, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, Narendrapur, Kolkata – 700 103, India
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