Functional Capabilities of Spiders in Support of Sustainable Agriculture


  • Somanath Sahoo Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Berhampur University, Berhamour 760007, Odisha
  • Gitanjali Mishra Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Berhampur University, Berhamour 760007, Odisha
  • Jaya Kishor Seth Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Berhampur University, Berhamour 760007, Odisha
  • Laxman Kumar Murmu Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Berhampur University, Berhamour 760007, Odisha
  • Santhosh Goud Post Graduate Department of Zoology, Berhampur University, Berhamour 760007, Odisha



Diversity, spiders, agricultural pests, sustainable development, organic farming


Modern agricultural techniques have a detrimental effect on ecosystems, and hence ecofriendly agriculture is required for sustainable agriculture with biodiversity conservation. Spiders play a vital role in keeping pest populations under control as an alternative to chemical pesticides. This study assessed the functional diversity of spiders to control pest populations by estimating their diversity in diurnal and seasonal appearance, preferred microhabitats, and hunting strategies. From August 2020 to November 2021, random quadrate sampling was undertaken in cultivated and wild plant communities. A metaanalysis of the ecology and diversity found that spiders have the capability to provide biological pest control against a wide variety of pests in Odisha’s coastal environment.


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Sahoo, S., Mishra, G., Kishor Seth, J., Kumar Murmu, L., & Goud, S. (2022). Functional Capabilities of Spiders in Support of Sustainable Agriculture. Indian Journal of Entomology, 85(1), 124–128.



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