PECKHAMIA

List of PECKHAMIA Numbers PECKHAMIA Editorial Board


With the publication of PECKHAMIA 92.1 (12 July 2011), PECKHAMIA numbers are now available simultaneously in both print (ISSN 2161―8526) and online (ISSN 19448120) editions.  Copies of the print edition may be obtained directly at a cost of $1.00 US per page, unless a different price is specified, to cover production and shipping costs.  If you wish to obtain the print edition, please send an email directly to Peckhamia Subscriptions at the following address: platycryptus@yahoo.com,  or write to Peckhamia Subscriptions, c/o D. E. Hill, 213 Wild Horse Creek Drive, Simpsonville, SC 29680.  If you know the price of a specific number (listed on the last page of the electronic edition), you can send a check directly to Peckhamia Subscriptions with your order.

PECKHAMIA is an international, open-access scientific journal (print ISSN 2161―8526, online ISSN 19448120) dedicated to research in the biology of jumping spiders (Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae). Like the jumping spider Peckhamia, it was named to honor the memory of George and Elizabeth Peckham, pioneers in the study of this remarkable group of spiders.  It is published in the 'serious amateur' tradition established by the Peckhams.

A total of 14 PECKHAMIA numbers were distributed in paper between the years 1977 and 1995 (Volume 1: 1-6, Volume 2: 1-6, and Volume 3: 1-2). Digital (PDF) versions of the articles contained in these numbers are available for download at this site.

For this purpose, all previous articles have been numbered in sequence, with a version or edition number after the decimal point (1.1-70.1). Going forward, a separate number will be issued for each article that is published, and original authors will be able to submit updated versions for any number in the series. Authors also continue to retain all copyright with respect to the material that they have submitted, but must agree to this free, open-access distribution of articles published in PECKHAMIA.

Any and all scientific contributions related to the biology of salticid spiders may be accepted for publication in PECKHAMIA. This includes new studies, observations, or photograph collections, as well as critical reviews or comments pertaining to other work. Any and all content that can be included in the PDF format can be included, including vector graphics. This will allow authors to include photographs and other documents of almost any size in their work. All submissions will be reviewed by the editorial staff of PECKHAMIA, and reformatted as needed to fit the standards of PECKHAMIA, but publication in most cases should not be delayed by more than a few days..

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female Menemerus bivittatus


Single side-step (R1+R3+L2+L4 moved to your right) of a female Menemerus bivitattus  from Anastasia Island southeast of St. Augustine,  St. John's County, Florida, USA.  This agile spider quickly moved its pedipalps up and down in unison,  alternately exposing its shiny black chelicerae to view.  M. bivittatus is synanthropic (most often found on the walls of buildings) and cosmopolitan (in subtropical to tropical areas).   Note the dense patch of orange scales on the face and clypeus of this spider.