Exploring of the Spider fauna in the upper region of district Karak Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Khalid Usman, Sehrish Khudadad, Khalid Pervaiz and Hameed Ur Rehman
The survey was aimed to monitor the spider fauna in the Upper region of Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Duration of the current study was one year, i.e., January 2011 to December, 2011. A total of 523 specimens of spider were recorded from various sampling sites. These sampling sites were Metha Khel, Sangathri Metha Khel, Mirza Khel, Esaf Khel, Gandao and Tarkha Algadarespectively. The different spider Specimens were collected and were identified belongs to 1 Order Aranae, 5 families, 10 genera, 11 species respectively. Family Thomisidae was the largest family consisting 3 species, while family Araneidae, Gnphosidae, Lycosidaecomprising of only 2 species each. From the present research, it can be concluded that the Upper region of Karak has a diverse spider fauna. Similar survey on large scales is recommended to fully evaluate the spider fauna in this region.
Khalid Usman, Sehrish Khudadad, Khalid Pervaiz, Hameed Ur Rehman. Exploring of the Spider fauna in the upper region of district Karak Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. J Entomol Zool Stud 2017;5(2):900-902.