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The spider with an elephant on its back

Maratus elephans, seen by only a handful people ever. The peacock spider group belongs only to Australia. All species have a unique courtship dance where the d...
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Maratus elephans, seen by only a handful people ever. The peacock spider group belongs only to Australia. All species have a unique courtship dance where the display a coloured plate attatched to their abdomen. Many of the species have flaps that are extended during display, often with amazing patterns. This one looks like the face of an elephant. This is a photostacked image of its display in controlled conditions. This spider is only 4mm in size.
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annharris
 
annharris April 30, 2016
Wow, incredible capture!
bibhaschatterjee
 
bibhaschatterjee August 13, 2016
Beautiful
Sarahkowalczykphoto
 
Sarahkowalczykphoto February 12, 2019
So cute in a spider kind of way lol
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