IntroductionLike helenae this species has genitalia unusual for the genus, with the erect portion of the embolus arising retrolaterally and the epigynal flaps far rotated. Differs from helenae in having a sharp pointed embolus, short tibial apophysis, and flaps rotated only 180°.
- Male face
- Female abdomen
- Male (MN)
- Female (MN)
Natural HistoryCollected from sand prairie (Minnesota, 1 record), from Hymenoeloea (New Mexico, 1 record), ponderosa pine (Arizona, 2 records), from grass-mesquite (Arizona, 1 record), and beating junipers (1 record, New Mexico) at elevations of 1700 to 2200 m in Arizona, Zacatecas and Durango. Jennings (1973) describes egg retreats of this species in Tragopogon and Pinus ponderosa. Cutler and Jennings (1985) give additional habitat information, and characterize P. arizonensis as a species of grasslands.
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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Tree of Life Web Project. 1995. Pelegrina arizonensis http://tolweb.org/Pelegrina_arizonensis/5028/1995.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 01 January 1995 (under construction).