Peacock Spider


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Maratus volans is a species in the jumping spider family, belonging to the peacock spider genus.

Octavius Pickard-Cambridge, who is credited with the first formal biological description and hence is noted as the person assigning it its binomial name (he originally named it Salticus volans; its name was changed to Maratus volans by Marek Zabka in 1991[1]), wrote in his first description of it that “it is difficult to describe adequately the great beauty of the colouring of this spider”. source

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