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TITLE:

SPIDER FAUNA PREVAILING IN PAKISTAN

AUTHORS:

Arshia Sumbal, Nayab Khan*, Tahseen Ara

ABSTRACT:

Current study was conducted at University of Balochistan during 2018. The data involving check list of spider fauna of Pakistan was reviewed and compiled as a review paper from published articles. Spider act as biological control in every agro-ecosystem. The occurrence of spider Fauna in Pakistan as well as a brief summary is presented in this research, revealed 249 species belonging to 32 families, 80 genera from different regions of Pakistan, from Sindh 132 species, Punjab 111 species, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 90 species and from Gilgit Baltistan 29 species were recorded. The most dominant families were Arachnida, Lycosidae, and Salticidae. Keywords: Spider fauna, Arthropods.

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