A relatively rare eastern species with male body form and markings very much like proterva but outstanding for its very broad embolus. The female is best distinguished from other eastern species by the indistinct markings and large, slightly concave epigynum, with flaps that are more convex than in proterva and that have the posterior edge not truncate as in galathea.
Left to right: Male face, Palpus, Female abdomen, Epigynum.
Left: Male (MA). Right: Female (MA)
May specialize on oaks. On Cape Cod, Massachusetts, collected by beating oaks and cranberries in understory of pine forest (1 record), sweeping oak-pitch pine (2 records), beating oaks (1 record).
Known from Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Ohio (Kaston, 1973), Indiana (Kaston, 1973), Tennessee, Arkansas and Texas.
Included on this page are images and text from Maddison, W.P. 1996. Pelegrina Franganillo and other jumping spiders formerly placed in the genus Metaphidippus (Araneae: Salticidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. l54(4): 215-368. These images and text are copyright © 1996 The President and Fellows of Harvard College
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Tree of Life Web Project. 1995. Pelegrina peckhamorum http://tolweb.org/Pelegrina_peckhamorum/5040/1995.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 01 January 1995 (under construction).