Six New Species Of Spiders Found In Kerala

| July 25 , 2015 , 11:58 IST
[caption id="attachment_91093" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Six new spider species, Keral spider, species Kerala Picture for representational purpose[/caption] Six more new species of  spiders are discovered around banks of river Periyar in Kerala. Researchers have established it as ecological diversity in Kuttivanam of Aluva Sivarathri Manappuram. The research was conducted by of Biodiversity Research Centre of Christ College, Irinjalakuda, lead by Dr. Sudhikumar A V. Among the six newly found species, Argyrodes is said to be associated with the family of black widow which is known as world's most venomous spider. ALSO READ: Flying Spiders Able Sailors Argyrodes is also one of the most interesting of the lot is  distinctly characterized by orange body and green patches. These spiders which live on irregular webs made between green leaves are of size of housefly and according to study, it attaches cocoon to its web. ALSO READ: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron': Spider-Man To Feature In Post-Credit Scene! According to reports, there were 49 spider species spotted during the research and will be published in upcoming volumes of "Encyclopedia of Life". Two other distinctive species that were found are green and yellow coloured long-jawed spiders with black spots and joints of legs.

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