Spider (Araneae: Arachnida) fauna of district Charsadda Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan
Nadia Nooreen, Muhammad Zahid and Muhammad Rasool
The present study was carried out to explore thediversity of spiders’ fauna from District Charsadda KPK, Pakistan, from March, 2015 to January, 2017. A total of 2005 specimens were collected representing 44 species under 29 genera and 15 families. The family Araneidae was represented by 4 species, Clubionidae by 3 species, Corinnidae by 1 species, Gnaphosidae by 3 species, Hersilidae by 1 specie, Lycosidae by 3 species, Oxyopidae by 4 species, Pisauridae by 1 species, Salticidae by 10 species, Scytodidaeby 1 species, Sparassidae by 2 species, Tetragnathidae by 3 species, Theridiidae by 2 species, Thomisidae by 5 species and family Trochanteriidae by 1 species in the study area. The most dominant family in the area was Salticidae followed by Sparassidae. All of the species were reported for the first time from the study area.