Jürgen Otto

New Discovery of Spider (Maratus personatus) Is Not Only Cute. He Dances.

Jürgen Otto

Meet the new discovered spider Maratus personatus. A member of the peacock spiders is not only good looking but a dancer as well (as you can see below).

He dances to attract his mate for sexual purposes.

Not much info on the spider yet since it was just discovered but the original video was from an upload on April 4th. It just resurfaced and people are sharing this like crazy. This little guy has become famous over night and many are finding him cuter than ever.

Maratus is a spider genus of the Salticidae family (jumping spiders). These spiders are commonly referred to as peacock spiders due to their colorful abdominal flaps that they display during courtship.[1] In at least one species,Maratus vespertilio, the expansion of the flaps also occurs during ritualised contests between males.[2]

All described species are endemic to Australia. Several species in this genus were earlier classified in the genus Saitis, containing the Mediterranean Saitis barbipes, which is superficially similar to Maratus (colorful males with enlarged third pair of legs).

Maratus live on the ground or in low bushes.[3] -Wikipedia