New Green Lynx Spider Species Peucetia chhaparajnirvin Found in Rajasthan

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Atul Bodkhe, an arachnologist based in Daryapur, has unveiled a new species of green lynx spider known as Peucetia chhaparajnirvin.

An Overview of the News

  • The species was discovered in the Tal Chhapar Wildlife Sanctuary located in Churu District, Rajasthan.

  • Named after its place of discovery, "chhaparajnirvin" pays homage to the Tal Chhapar region where it was found by Nirmala Kumari and Vinod Kumari.

  • This new spider species was found inhabiting the green leaves of the Babul Tree, scientifically known as Vachellia nilotica.

  • It exhibits nocturnal behavior and sustains itself by preying on small insects.

  • Specimens of the spider have been preserved in the entomology lab at the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.

  • The identification and description of the species were conducted at the Spider Research Lab (SR-Lab) situated in J.D. Patil Sangludkar Mahavidyalaya, Daryapur, Amravati district, Maharashtra.

About Rajasthan

  • Established on - 30 March 1949

  • Capital - Jaipur (Executive Branch)

  • Chief Minister - Bhajan Lal Sharma

  • State Flower - Rohida

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