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  • puppyhuskey

    A male Australian peacock spider Maratus volans displays his vibrant colors to a female.   (via Jurgen Otto / Flickr)

  • Barbara Taylor

    Peacock spider or Gliding spider (Maratus volans), a species of jumping spider, is confined to eastern parts of Australia (Queensland, New South Wales). The red, blue and black colored males have flap-like extensions of the abdomen with white hairs that can be folded down. They are used for display during mating: the male raises his abdomen, then expands and raises the flaps so that the abdomen forms a white-fringed, circular field of color.

  • Linda Strong

    Creepy crawly colorful spider

  • Corey Irwin | Cooking with Corey

    Rare Peacock Spider. #arachnid #insect #bug #nature #wildlife #colorful #animal #photography #color #rainbow

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