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The peacock spider displays his colorful abdomen in a ritual to impress a female who sometimes eats him anyway.
What a treat this was!!!
Very cool spotting!
Oh, lucky you martin ! Great spotting...
That's nature for you. ; )
I've watched documentaries about these spiders dancing to impress their pale colored partners and sometimes after such a display, he gets eaten anyway.
I did wonder at the ID saying female. Expected a drabber female. This page has great images. http://www.arachne.org.au/01_cms/details...
Maratus pavonis I agree but this is not a female.
I saw two that day.
First time and only time ever. It was absolutely a delight.
Amazed you spotted one of these. They're so small. Adore the eyes.
Thank you Mark
Thank you Jae
Thank you amadeus
Thank you Jellis
Thank you Marta
Thank you Leanne
Thank you Ashley for the nomination.
These are fascinating jumping spiders and there are several species.
We saw two. They are not uncommon but I must say I have never noticed them before.
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I love these little ones!
Yes I agree maratus pavonis
Beautiful images Martin. I would love to see one of these little spiders! It is way cute. Thank you for sharing :)
Nice spotting, Martin.
Looks likee Leuba's - Maratus pavonis http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/101...
Spotted on Oct 14, 2015
Submitted on Oct 20, 2015
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