Precious Predator

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The Maratus speciosus, also known as Coastal Peacock Spider is one of the most striking species in the genus Maratus. Their name derives from their colorful abdominal flaps that they display during courtship. The tiny spider, only a mere four millimeter in length, can be found in metropolitan Perth.

Photos from Jurgen Otto. If you enjoy the above shots, also check out Jurgen’s other sets, including a huge variety of spiders and other Australian wildlife.

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