Peacock spiders FTW

By Aimee Whitcroft 14/04/2011 3


Cutest.  Spider.  Ever.

Think he's cute now?  Just _wait_ until you see his party trick.
Think he's cute now? Just _wait_ until you see his party trick.

Well, possibly.  Not being familiar with all the spiders on this or any other world(s), I realise I cannot definitely make such a statement.

However, the peacock spider (Maratus volans) is one seriously, seriously cute little critter.

For those with short attention spans, the action really starts getting going at about the 3 minute mark.

(Video by Jurgen Otto, who may well be the first person to manage to do so.  Nicely done, Jurgen!)

I found the final line rather amusing :)

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HT: @hectocotyli and the always-fantastic Myrmecos blog


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