​New Spider Species Discovered in Tal Chhapar Sanctuary

Recently, an arachnologist identified a previously unknown green lynx spider species in Tal Chhapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan.

  • The species, Peucetia chhaparajnirvin, has been named after the discovery site in Tal Chhapar.
  • The green lynx spider was found camouflaging on the green leaves of the Vachellia nilotica (babul) tree, utilizing its colouration to ambush prey and its long legs for swift movement.
  • Nocturnal by nature, these spiders feed on small insects, adapting to extreme climatic conditions in the sanctuary, characterized by hot summers and cool winters.
  • Lynx spiders are crucial predators of plant-damaging insects, contributing to the balance of forest ecosystems.
  • They prey on various moth ....
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