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Pelegrina Click on an image to view larger version & data in a new window
Vegetation-dwelling dendryphantines of fairly small size, widespread throughout
North America including the arctic, typically having brown males with
white stripes and mottled brown or gray or yellow females.
For more information and links to the species, go to Pelegrina in the Tree of Life.
References most relevant to species north of Mexico: Maddison (1996), Kaston (1973), Cutler and Jennings (1985).
IdentificationThe sides of the face of males ("cheeks") often have an extra white stripe, the embolus is broader at the tip than in many other dendryphantines, and the epigynum has robust flaps covering the openings.
HabitatFoliage-dwelling. Some species prefer herbs or low shrubs (P. insignis), others understory vegetation (P. proterva), others open grassy habitats (P. galathea), while others are specialists on conifers (P. flavipedes and others).