The Mating Dance of the Peacock Spider

MyModernMet reports on the dance of Australia’s Peacock Spider, filmed by entomologist Jurgen Otto.


2 thoughts on “The Mating Dance of the Peacock Spider”

  1. Dicey, since all spiders are venemous and can inflict a painful bite – potential injury for photographer and both spiders. BTW – the web site this link goes to refers to the Peacock Spider as an insect. With 8 legs it is actually an arachnid, as are all species of spiders, ticks, and chiggers – to name a few.

    1. Wow, I hadn’t thought of the danger for the photographer. For some reason, I thought that these peacock spiders weren’t poisonous. Maybe the photographer is an arachnid whisperer.
      So, insects like bees, flies and butterflies are so named because they have 4 legs, is that right?

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