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Volume 12 | Number 1 | May 2023
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ISSN: 1800-427X (printed)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 24 June 2022
Accepted date: 23 April 2023
Published date: 12 May 2023
Pp. 26–27, pls. 15–17

First record of the cobweb spider (Steatoda erigoniformis) from India

R. Tripathi*, A.K. Jangid, U. Bhagirathan & A.V. Sudhikumar
*Corresponding author. E-mail: rishikeshtripathi14@gmail.com

There are three species of the Genus Steatoda Sundevall, 1833 (Family Theridiidae Sundevall, 1833) distributed on the Indian subcontinent. Here, we report the first record of S. erigoniformis (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872) from India, specifically from Maharashtra and Rajasthan states. Previously, this species was known from Central Asia and China, but now its range extends south to Central India.

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