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_X8A6285 peacock spider Maratus speciosus | by Jurgen Otto
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_X8A6285 peacock spider Maratus speciosus

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This peacock spider from Western Australia was previously known as Saitis speciosus but has now been included in Maratus. The orange hairs are only visible during the display. If you want to read the paper where this species is illustrated in more detail you can download Peckhamia 103.1 from here (might take a couple of minutes)

peckhamia.com/peckhamia/PECKHAMIA_103.1.pdf

And to get an even better appreciation of these little spiders watch my movies

www.youtube.com/user/Peacockspiderman

Some more links on my facebook page www.facebook.com/PeacockSpider

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Taken on November 3, 2012