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A male Australian peacock spider Maratus volans displays his vibrant colors to a female. (via Jurgen Otto / Flickr)
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.
Creepy crawly colorful spider
Rare Peacock Spider. #arachnid #insect #bug #nature #wildlife #colorful #animal #photography #color #rainbow
Feather close up aqua teal turquoise
Meet the Peacock spider (Maratus volans) - a species of jumping spider native to eastern Australia. Only 5mm in length, it is only the males that have this bright colouring.
It's the most gorgeous spider of all — Maratus volans, or the "peacock spider."
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"Peacock spider" (Maratus speciosus) Photo credit to Jurgen Otto.
garden creature. grandma had these in her garden at eye height. Had to watch where you walked.
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