|SPIDER OF THE MONTH|
Heteropoda venatoria (Linnaeus, 1767)
Family - Sparassidae Bertkau, 1872
Established in 1998, the Division of Arachnology is actively involved in the advanced research in novel areas of Arachnids. The division is one of the leading centers in India engaged in research pertaining to spiders. The areas of research include taxonomy, ecology and behaviour of spiders, pseudoscorpions and millipedes. The division has published a book named ‘Spiders of India’ and more than 65 research articles in various international and national peer-reviewed journals.