Maratus volans
Images of the Australian peacock spider Maratus volans. The male of this species courts females by expanding a pair of colourful flaps on the abdomen and waves its third pair of legs at her.
For a more detailed description of the spider and its behaviour go to
www.xs4all.nl/~ednieuw/australian/salticidae/Peacock_spid...

For some interesting film footage follow
www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/3160792.htm
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GgAbyYDFeg

If you are after a scientific paper about this behaviour download number 74.1 of Peckhamia from
www.peckhamia.com/numbers.html
Another good one, illusrating most known species in the genus Maratus download
peckhamia.com/peckhamia/PECKHAMIA_96.1.pdf
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