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Peppered jumper (female)

Pelegrina galathea

Description:

A small, striped jumping spider, about 5 mm long. The pattern on this spider is variable. In this instance, the lighter spots on the proximal abdomen make an "X" shape, while the distal abdomen has a dark longitudinal stripe with dark and light transverse stripes on either side.

Habitat:

This critter was on a leaf at the edge of a fragment of mixed deciduous forest after a rainstorm.


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2 Comments

drP
drP 5 years ago

Thanks, ForestDragon. Sure looks like a female Pelegrina galathea to me. This one in particular looks very close in terms of pattern, though mine doesn't appear to be ready to lay eggs: http://bugguide.net/node/view/71424/bgim...

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 5 years ago

Really pretty little Jumper! Possibly a Peppered Jumper, Pelegrina galathea. See what you think:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/2027

Virginia, USA

Lat: 37.41, Long: -77.70

Spotted on Jun 10, 2013
Submitted on Jun 11, 2013

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