IntroductionA dark, shiny southwestern species resembling aeneola and balia. The narrow, tall embolus is much like that of balia, from which chalceola differs by the lack of the pronounced flange on the male fang, and the much darker body with a bronze sheen in both males and females.
- Male face
- Female abdomen
- Male (AZ)
Natural HistoryCollected beating oaks in oak woodland (1M, Arizona) and from juniper (1M, Texas) at altitudes from 300 m (Arkansas) to 1650 m (Arizona). Jung and Roth (1974) collected this species in their zones 1 and 2 in the Chiricahua Mountains (1200-1700 m).
About This PageIncluded on this page are images and text from 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. l54(4): 215-368. These images and text are copyright © 1996 The President and Fellows of Harvard College
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