Researchers spotted 101 species of spiders belonging to 65 genera

  • Location: Idukki, Kerala

  • The spider population from the sanctuary accounted for 6.98 per cent of the Indian spider species.

  • Lycosidae or wolf spiders - excellent eyesight and agile movements, were the dominant species

  • Two endemic genera of Indian spiders — Annandaliella and Neoheterophrictus — were identified

  • Spiders perform important ecological services by functioning as predators in nature. They feed on other insects and even small vertebrates. The loss of spiders could lead to ecosystem imbalances.

  • Not all spiders are poisonous creatures, a very few are poisonous