2nd June 2012
This adorable spider is commonly known as the peacock spider (Maratus volans), for obvious reasons. Similar to actual peacocks, male peacock spiders raise a colorful flap on their abdomens to garner female attention. Also common among this species is a sort of spider polygamy where male peacock spiders court multiple females at once.

This adorable spider is commonly known as the peacock spider (Maratus volans), for obvious reasons. Similar to actual peacocks, male peacock spiders raise a colorful flap on their abdomens to garner female attention. Also common among this species is a sort of spider polygamy where male peacock spiders court multiple females at once.

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    These little creatures are so beautiful. It never ceases to amaze me how diverse the Earth’s biota is!
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    Ungoliant after eating the two trees and the jewels…
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    This male has a spider banner on his butt. Look at it!
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    it’s co cute! I want one!
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