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Pedipalp (BG:523334) - Peckhamia picata - male

Pedipalp (BG:523334) - Peckhamia picata - Male
Pulaski County, Kentucky, USA
The tip of the embolus matches Dupérré's drawing of P. picata (which looks nothing like the drawing by the Peckhams). (The forked appearance is an illusion or reflection.) Unfortunately there is no drawing by Dupérré of any other Peckhamia species.

Ben, do you think this works for P. picata?


Specimen collected by Brad Barnd:

Could you take another look at this one
Comparing it to the diagrams at I think it looks more like P. americana.


Here is a link to another site with the diagram

The site uses frames
so I can't link to the species page. Go to, click on "taxonomy" then select Peckhamia from the dropdown that appears.


I think so
That sounds reasonable, though I was using the Peckhams' descriptions to identify the other presumed picata...

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