*1Ramesha Iyyanahalli, 2K. Vijay Kumar and 3B.R. Kiran

1Department of Zoology, Government Science College, Chitradurga-577501 India *Corresponding Author 2Department of Zoology, Gulbarga University, Kalaburgi-585106, Karnataka India 3Department Environmental Science, DDE, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta-577451 India


Biodiversity refers to varieties and variability among all the living organisms and communities in a defined area. India is rich in flora and fauna and it is a mega diversity country. Spiders are the most diverse groups of organisms in India and they play an important role in ecological balance and considered as the ecological indicators. Hence, review study of spider fauna was carried out in the various areas of Karnataka. In this review study, a total of 23 researchers have carried out research on spider fauna in various regions of Karnataka. The main aim is to conduct this review study to evaluate the current status of spider diversity in Karnataka state. Spiders aid in natural pest control

Key words : Spider diversity, Pest control, Karnataka.

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