Representatives of Spider Families (Arachnida: Araneae) in Experimental Plots of Physic Nut Plantations (Jatropha curcas L.) in Kampaeng Saen Campus of Kasetsart University, Thailand

Ondřej Košulič, Patchanee Vichitbandha
2015 Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis  
KOŠULIČ ONDŘEJ, VICHITBANDHA PATCHANEE. 2015. Representatives of Spider Families (Arachnida: Araneae) in Experimental Plots of Physic Nut Plantations (Jatropha curcas L.) in Kampaeng Saen Campus of Kasetsart University, Thailand. Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis, 63(2): 425-431. This paper makes a faunistic contribution to knowledge of the spider family composition in the experimental research plots of Kasetsart University in Thailand (Kampaeng Saen Campus,
more » ... mpaeng Saen Campus, Nakhon Pathom province). Spider families were investigated both on the foliage and on the ground in physic nut plantations (Jatropha curcas L.). Ground dwelling spiders were collected by pitfall traps while foliage spiders were sampled by sweeping and hand collecting. In total, 655 spider specimens were collected and identifi ed as belonging to 17 families. The dominant ground dwelling spider families were Lycosidae (50, 1%) and Gnaphosidae (5, 3%) while the dominant foliage spider families were Oxyopidae (14, 4%) and Salticidae (8, 4%). We found that signifi cant determinant of spider diversity and abundance was vegetation and foliage coverage which aff ect number of spider families throughout the investigated area.
doi:10.11118/actaun201563020425 fatcat:dctihdrsgrgpvakok5krgxx7ya