Peacock Spider 7 (Maratus speciosus)

Peacock Spider 7 (Maratus speciosus)

This spider is a male Maratus speciosus (Coastal peacock spider) and this is its way to appeal to a potential female mate (the brown spider at the end). It is approximately 4 mm in length and inhabits coastal dunes near Perth in Western Australia. There are many equally colourful spiders in Australia that do something similar. The asymmetric and staccato legwork of this one is unique, and so are the clown face and orange hairs on its back.

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