Kerala forests home to new spider species

A new species of jumping spiders has been spotted in Illithodu forests, Kerala. An analysis of the spiders has revealed that they belong to the genus Habrocestum. Species of the genus Habrocestum has been recorded mostly in Eurasia and Africa. It is the first time that species belonging to this genus has been found in… Continue reading Kerala forests home to new spider species

Spider research yet to pick up pace in India, say experts

A new species of jumping spider has been discovered in Aarey Colony, Mumbai. It has been named Jerzego sunillimaye, in the honour Sunil Limaye, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest Wildlife East, Maharashtra forest department. The species was first spotted in 2016. Jumping spiders are a group of spiders that constitute the family Salticidae. It… Continue reading Spider research yet to pick up pace in India, say experts