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Peacock spider


The peacock spider displays his colorful abdomen in a ritual to impress a female who sometimes eats him anyway.

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MartinL 8 years ago

Thanks lori
Thanks pam
Thanks staccyh
What a treat this was!!!

staccyh 8 years ago

Very cool spotting!

pamsai 8 years ago

Oh, lucky you martin ! Great spotting...

lori.tas 8 years ago

That's nature for you. ; )

MartinL 8 years ago

I've watched documentaries about these spiders dancing to impress their pale colored partners and sometimes after such a display, he gets eaten anyway.

lori.tas 8 years ago

I did wonder at the ID saying female. Expected a drabber female. This page has great images.

MartinL 8 years ago

Maratus pavonis I agree but this is not a female.

MartinL 8 years ago

I saw two that day.
First time and only time ever. It was absolutely a delight.

lori.tas 8 years ago

Amazed you spotted one of these. They're so small. Adore the eyes.

MartinL 8 years ago

Thank you Mark
Thank you Jae
Thank you amadeus
Thank you Jellis
Thank you Marta
Thank you Leanne

MartinL 8 years ago

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.

AshleyT 8 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

LeanneGardner 8 years ago

I love these little ones!

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

So pretty!

Jellis 8 years ago

Yes I agree maratus pavonis

armadeus.4 8 years ago

Beautiful images Martin. I would love to see one of these little spiders! It is way cute. Thank you for sharing :)

Jae 8 years ago

Nice spotting, Martin.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Looks likee Leuba's - Maratus pavonis

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 14, 2015
Submitted on Oct 20, 2015

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