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The checklist of spiders in tea plantations of China

Citation

Song, Xuhao; Yang, Tingbang; Xu, Xiaoqin; Zhong, Yang (2021), The checklist of spiders in tea plantations of China, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.0rxwdbrxx

Abstract

Spiders are the most dominant predatory natural enemies of insect pests in the tea plantation ecosystem. There has been a large amount of literature published about the investigation of spider species in Chinese tea plantations from 1982 to 2020. Here, the spider species in Chinese tea plantations has been summarised and the dominant spider species in each regional tea plantation recorded. To date, there were 535 spider species from 40 families reported in Chinese tea plantations, with a total of 13 families and 245 species now being added. A total of 89 spider species from 19 families were the dominant species, amongst them, Agelena labyrinthicaAllagelena difficilisNeoscona theisiClubiona deletrixClubiona japonicolaHylyphantes graminicolaPardosa lauraOxyopes sertatusEvarcha albariaPlexippus paykulliColeosoma octomaculatumEbrechtella tricuspidata and Xysticus ephippiatus were recorded in many tea plantations. The checklist will provide important data for the biodiversity and distribution of spiders in tea plantations of China.

Funding

China West Normal University, Award: Doctoral Scientific Research Funds 18Q050