First record of the orb-weaving spider Araneus tubabdominus Zhu & Zhang, 1993 (Araneae: Araneidae) from India

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Souvik Sen
John T.D. Caleb
Shelley Acharya


The Chinese species Araneus tubabdominus Zhu & Zhang, 1993 is recorded for the first time from India. A detailed redescription and illustrations of the female are provided along with a distributional map of the species. 

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