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