Dance of the Peacock Spider!

The male peacock spider must pull out some stellar moves to avoid being devoured by its potential mate… No pressure:

Animal behavior specialist, Madeline Girard, collected more than 30 different peacock spider species from the wilds of Australia and brought them back to her lab at UC Berkeley. Under controlled conditions, she recorded their unique dances in the hopes of deciphering what these displays actual say to a female spider and how standards differ between species. With their ornately-colored bodies, rhythmic pulsations, and booty-shaking dance moves, male peacock spiders attract the attention of spectating females.

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~ by Fionnlagh on November 15, 2014.

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