Rediscovery of the scorpion tailed orb-weaver, Arachnura melanura Simon 1867 (Araneae: Araneidae) from India


  • Zoological Survey of India, Western Ghat Regional Centre, Jaferkhan Colony, Kozhikode, Kerala – 673006
  • Zoological Survey of India, Western Ghat Regional Centre, Jaferkhan Colony, Kozhikode, Kerala – 673006



Arachnura, Australasian, Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Taxonomy, Western Ghats


The orb-weaving spider Arachnura melanura Simon, 1867 is recorded from Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Ghats, Kerala after 78 years since it was first reported from India from Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Ghats, Kerala. The female of Arachnura melanura Simon is diagnosed, described and illustrated. Distribution of the Indian Arachnura Vinson, 1863 species is also mapped.


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Sen, S., & Sureshan, P. M. (2020). Rediscovery of the scorpion tailed orb-weaver, <i>Arachnura melanura</i> Simon 1867 (Araneae: Araneidae) from India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 120(3), 285–288.





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