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Salticid - Pelegrina pervaga

Salticid - Pelegrina pervaga
Norman, Oklahoma, USA
April 10, 2010
Size: ~4mm
Found perched on a rusty post in a fairly arid area near the Canadian River in Norman, Oklahoma.

I thought I knew salticids fairly well, but I just don't recognize these abdomen markings... any ideas?

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Moving to P. pervaga...
I feel fairly condifent to move this female to Pelegrina pervaga for now upon studying these two sources:

The abdominal markings seem to be a match and I've already confirmed P. pervaga to be present in the area.

Moved from Pelegrina pervaga.

Moved from Dendryphantinae.

Moved from Jumping Spiders.

Metaphidippus or Pelegrina
Terrific series!

Maybe M. chera? Appears to be an adult female.

I have no experience with the genus, but abdomen and carapace patterns suggest Habronattus to me (particularly H. fallax, or one of the coecatus group) in BugGuide.

Doesn't seem like Habronattus to me...
I'd really be surprised if it was a Habronattus species - they are pretty distinctive and recognizable with their long crooked third pair of legs and facial markings.

Interesting you should you say that though - I did find a rather robust female Habronattus female specimen not far from this spider with markings that don't seem to match any images in the guide.

No idea
Never seen anything like it myself. Maybe Jay will know.

Reminds me a little bit of Paraphidippus. Of course it's hard to tell with a juvenile though. I thought I might as well throw my guess in there since everyone else has :)

Truly a beauty
And obviously a youngster. Could this be in that odd Admestina genus?

I don't think this would be Admestina - those guys are tiny and oddly elongated from what I have seen.

And yes, it looks young to me as well - my first guess was that it was an immature Phidippus, but I really don't know.

My initial
Feeling was that it was a young Phid. The markings were so alien that I drifted from this. I don't have any idea what young Admestina look like frankly. But one drawing was remarkably similar.

If we do go with Phidippus I will put in my guess that this is perhaps Phidippus asotus which is known from the western end of Oklahoma. I have no good images of early stages of this Phid however.

Moved from ID Request.

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