IntroductionProbably the most commonly collected Mexican species, reminiscent of galathea. Males distinctive for their strong white spotting on the abdomen and robust chelicerae. Females can be identified by the epigynal topography.
- Male face
- Female abdomen
Natural HistoryCollected beating Acacia, composites, and other vegetation in desert scrub at 1500 m elevation (Oaxaca); beating shrubs and trees in fairly dry bottom of river valley at 600 m el. (Nuevo León); and from a pine forest (Chiapas). Known from 220 to 1700 m elevation throughout México (8 records).
About This PageIncluded 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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