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Old 15-04-2011, 04:54 PM
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Photo: Jurgen Otto


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This is a kind of jumping spider, and itís only about 5mm in size.
The males have a colorful pattern on flaps that extend from their abdomen during breeding/mating.
In addition to this, they raise their back pair of legs and dance from side to side to win over their plain brown females.
Only found in Australia, they were classified as species Maratus volans because people originally thought the flap was for gliding after jumping. Wikipedia link



At 3:02 youíll understand how it got its name.

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Old 15-04-2011, 05:50 PM
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such a cutie but i still dont want to own a spider
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I bloody hate spiders!

Great little vid though....
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What an incredible wee spider, cheers for posting it.
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wow stunning!!
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Steve that's absolutely incredible! Amazing!
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