Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies


Volume 2, Issue 5


Description of Egg Laying Pattern and Egg Sac of Steatoda grossa (C.L. Koch, 1838)

Author(s): Shilpa Khandelwal and V.K. Sharma

Abstract: There are 6 reported species of Steatoda in India. Steatoda also known as false widow spider belongs to family Theridiidae. This paper is on a brief account on the egg sac of this animal with special reference to number of sac on each web. The study demonstrated a great variation in no. of egg sac on each web average number being 5 and size of egg sac average being 5mm(diameter) The egg sac have spokes on its surface. Egg sacs contain numerous white patches and moults.

Fig 1: Web of Spider in Captivity

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