Australian Peacock Jumping Spider by aussiecreatures

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Maratus Pavonis, one of the prettiest spiders in Australia, here in full mating display he stretches his third set of legs vertically, swaying them left and right whilst vibrating his whole body furiously.


nature, wildlife, insects, spiders, jumping salticid, peacock


  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 3 years ago

    This peacock spider is amazing! We were watching a TV program two nights ago about a guy photographing these. They are just amazing!

    Gabe :)

  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...over 3 years ago

    I haven’t seen this one yet,where should i look? Gorgeous capture and awesome spider indeed!

  • Maratus Pavonis, I found him in central NSW, m. volans is found on the coast, haven’t met up with him yet.

    – aussiecreatures

  • patcheah
    patcheahover 3 years ago

    Awesome macro. He is gorgeous,so very pretty.

  • Misty Lackey
    Misty Lackeyabout 3 years ago

    cute spider

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