The Peacock Spider Performs A Spectacular Mating Dance

There are countless times I have run for miles at the sight of a tiny spider. These creepy crawlies give me the chills. But right now, I love spiders. This spider shown in the video is one of the most beautiful creatures on earth. I’m not exaggerating…see for yourself.

It is the Maratus speciosus also known as the coastal peacock spider. It is approximately 4 mm in length and can be found along beaches near Perth in Western Australia. The uploader of this video states that due to this spider’s rarity, there has been no footage of this creature to date, even if it has been known since 1874. Forget a wildlife documentary people. This video is the only available recording of a peacock spider.