ISSN: 1800-427X (printed)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online) DOI:10.47605/tapro.v11i1.275
Submitted date: 21 August 2021
Accepted date: 13 January 2022
Published date: 23 May 2022
Pp. 33–34Hersilia sp. feeding on Scolopendra sp.
R. Gazdar*, P. Joshi, A. Shinde & V. Kulkarni
*Corresponding author. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spiders are efficient hunters that prey on a variety of invertebrates and vertebrates. They rely on strategies varying from the use of toughened silk to venom. The genus Hersilia
Audouin 1826 is called two-tailed spiders due to its characteristic long spinnerets. It is distributed across the Afrotropical, Oriental and Australasian realms. Currently there are five species known to occur in India: Hersilia savignyi
Lucas 1836, H. sumatrana
Thorell 1890, H. tibialis
Baehr & Baehr 1993, H. orvakalensis
Javed, Foord & Tampal 2010, and H. longivulva
Sen, Saha & Raychaudhuri 2010.
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