Arachnids of North Carolina
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Pelegrina proterva - a jumping spider


Taxonomy
Order: ARANEAEInfraorder: AraneomorphaeFamily: Salticidae                                                                                 
Identification
Online Description/Photos: The female prosoma is pale tan to cream colored, with a somewhat mottled appearance. The opisthosoma is pale tan to cream colored. There is a pale anterior band. Four pairs of dark spots are on either side of the midline; the more posterior the spots are, the larger they are. The male prosoma is dark reddish brown. White submarginal bands and a white marking are 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 has a central white marking, and there are white cheek markings. The male opisthosoma is dark reddish brown, and a band crosses the anterior and continues down the lateral sides to the spinnerets. The legs are tan and banded in dark brown. P. proterva looks similar to other Pelegrina species. The females can be distinguished by the pattern on the opisthosoma, while the males have a narrower prosoma than the other species and have a white marking on the clypeus. Rose, 2022. BugGuide, Google Images, iNaturalist, Wikipedia, GBIFTechnical Description: https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10047302#page/241/mode/1up 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 proterva - a jumping spider

Recorded by: John Petranka
Orange Co.
Comment: New Hope Creek Biodiversity Survey (2021-2022)
Recorded by: Donald ZEPP
Wake Co.
Comment: Adult female taken on Camillia leaf.
Recorded by: Donald ZEPP
Wake Co.
Comment: Adult female taken on Camillia leaf.
Recorded by: Donald ZEPP
Wake Co.
Comment: Adult female taken on Camillia leaf.
Recorded by: Donald ZEPP
Johnston Co.
Comment: Male, hiding in dead, crumpled leaf
Recorded by: Donald ZEPP
Johnston Co.
Comment: Male, hiding in dead, crumpled leaf
Recorded by: Vin Stanton
Buncombe Co.
Comment: found on moth sheet late afternoon
Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Warren Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Stokes Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Avery Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Stokes Co.
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Recorded by: Brian Bockhahn
Stokes Co.
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