Arachnids of North Carolina
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Pelegrina galathea - peppered jumper



Male
Taxonomy
Order: ARANEAEInfraorder: AraneomorphaeFamily: Salticidae                                                                                 
Identification
Online Description/Photos: The female prosoma is cream to pale yellow, with dark mottling throughout. The female opisthosoma is cream to pale yellow, with mottled dark markings in the general appearance of three pairs of spots on either side of the midline. The male prosoma is dark reddish brown. There are white submarginal bands and a white marking between the posterior median eyes. A black angled dash reaches from the outer edge of the anterior median eyes to the posterior lateral eyes. (I often hear people refer to these marks as “angry eyebrows.”) The clypeus is dark reddish brown. The male opisthosoma is dark reddish brown, and a band crosses the anterior and continues down the lateral sides to the spinnerets; it is broken at the posterior end. Paired white spots may be on the dorsal surface, but these often get rubbed off and may be missing. The legs of both the males and the females are cream and banded in black. P. galathea looks similar to other Pelegrina species. The females can be distinguished by the pattern on the opisthosoma, while the males have a wider prosoma than the other species and do not have a white marking on the clypeus. Rose, 2022. BugGuide, Google Images, iNaturalist, Wikipedia, GBIFTechnical Description: 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 154: 215-368.
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Distribution in North Carolina
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Adult phenology:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: bog, old field
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Photo Gallery for Pelegrina galathea - peppered jumper

Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: not sure if this is an immature or adult; body length 4.5 mm
Recorded by: David George, Becky Watkins
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Lynzie Northrup
Wake Co.
Comment: Female peppered jumper spotted on my Hairy Balls Milkweed plant.
Recorded by: Lynzie Northrup
Wake Co.
Comment: Female peppered jumper spotted on my Hairy Balls Milkweed plant.
Recorded by: Lynzie Northrup
Wake Co.
Comment: Female peppered jumper spotted on my Hairy Balls Milkweed plant.
Recorded by: John Petranka
Durham Co.
Comment: New Hope Creek Biodiversity Survey (2021-2022)
Recorded by: John Petranka
Durham Co.
Comment: New Hope Creek Biodiversity Survey (2021-2022)
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Iredell Co.
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Recorded by: Donald ZEPP
Johnston Co.
Comment: Beaten from shrubby weeds in >1ha site of building demolished ca.3 years before
Recorded by: Donald ZEPP
Johnston Co.
Comment: Beaten from shrubby weeds in >1ha site of building demolished ca.3 years before
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: Scott Bolick
Forsyth Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Cherokee Co.
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Recorded by: FKW
Gates Co.
Comment: MEMI - Honey Pot Rd.
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Transylvania Co.
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Recorded by: B. McRae
Macon Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Burke Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Watauga Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Wake Co.
Comment: Male
Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Wake Co.
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