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Species Pelegrina proterva

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Salticidae (Jumping Spiders)
Genus Pelegrina
Species proterva (Pelegrina proterva)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Latin: "forward, bold, wanton, shameless, impudent"
3.5-4mm (males)
4.5-5.5mm (females)
Adult males and females are similar to other Pelegrina, and may be distinguished from most by the face markings in males and abdomen markings in females.(1)

The markings of adult males are nearly identical to those of Pelegrina peckhamorum(1), so as with most spiders proper identification may require detailed examination of genitalia.
Often found in dense shrubs near wooded lots.
Life Cycle
Both sexes have identical markings until the male reaches subadult stage and becomes just slightly darker.
Cleptoparasitic behavior was observed in one adult male, carefully clipping food from the web of an unidentified sheetweb spider.(jb)
See Also
Works Cited
1.Pelegrina Franganillo and other jumping spiders formerly placed in the genus Metaphidippus (Araneae: Salticidae)
Maddison, W. P. 1996. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 154(4): 215-368.