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Maratus harrisi (Araneae: Salticidae), a newly recorded peacock jumping spider for Tasmania


Hoye, GA and McQuillan, PB, Maratus harrisi (Araneae: Salticidae), a newly recorded peacock jumping spider for Tasmania, Tasmanian Naturalist, 136 pp. 78-82. ISSN 0819-6826 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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The jumping spider genus Maratus contains some of the most colourful spiders in Australia. These are commonly called peacock spiders from the iridescent hairs covering a decorative flap on the abdomen of the male and the elaborate display dance they perform while wooing the plainly coloured females (Otto & Hill 2011). The flap is raised to a vertical position during courtship and shimmied as the male performs for the female. The third pair of legs is elongated and usually darkly coloured with a white tip. These legs are also raised to the vertical position during the courtship display.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:peacock spider, Mount Wellington, Tasmania, biodiversity
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Zoology
Research Field:Invertebrate biology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:McQuillan, PB (Mr Peter McQuillan)
ID Code:98384
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2015-02-13
Last Modified:2015-06-10
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