Addition to the crab spider (Araneae: Thomisidae) fauna of India

Abstract :

Four species of crab spiders belonging to four genera are reported from the reserve forests of Dooars, North Bengal, India. Of these Massuria uthoracica, Misumena mickeyi, Pharta indica are described as new to science and Synema revolutum Tang & Li 2010 is a new record from the subcontinent. The genus Pharta Thorell, 1891 is reported for the first time from India. All four species are described/diagnosed and illustrated


Keyword :

Araneae, Thomisidae, new species, new record, India


Author(s) : Sen, S., Saha, S., Raychaudhuri, D.
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2012 Vol. 7 Number 2