The jumping spiders have always been one of my favorite groups. Even the most hardened arachnophobe usually will admit they are kinda cute. And now there is wonderful footage of some jumping spiders gettin’ it on down under.  (In Australia, you pervs!)

This wonderful video of the Australian peacock spider (Maratus volans) was created by Jurgen Otto.

At 3:01, suddenly everything goes disco and FABULOUS. Dance, little dudes! Dance!

You can also see a photo set of these spiders at Flickr.

Posted by Gwen Pearson

Entomologist. Educator. Writer. NERD.


  1. Wow. They’re beautiful….and they just go and go. Gotta love ’em.

  2. […] things I come across on my blog so that I can share the love with you all.  Like several other entomologist bloggers, one of my favorite things I saw this week was this video of the peacock spider by […]

  3. Needs a soundtrack. Bee Gees or Donna Summer?

  4. BeeGees, for sure:

    Well you can tell
    by the way I use my walk
    I’m a woman’s man
    no time to talk
    Got the wings of heaven on my shoes
    I’m a dancin man and I just can’t lose

  5. Pretty colors or no, this still sent a chill down my spine. *goes and calms down*

  6. Love this video, and I now love this website, blog, amazing awesomeness. :]

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