The 4-mm long 'peacock spider' and its mating ritual to attract a mate

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London, November 29 (ANI): A spider bearing striking resemblance to peacock has been snapped in Australia.

Amateur photographer Jurgen Otto clicked the spider flaunting its pair of legs and two patterned flaps.

The tiny creature known as Maratus Vilans is found in eastern parts of Australia, including Queensland and New South Wales.

It shows off a rainbow of colors to impress nearby females.

The creature flashes multiple hues of orange, yellow, green and blue.

It also uses its third pair of legs in the mating display, raising them to show a brush of black hairs and white tips.

Urban myth has the spider uses its patterned flaps to glide through the air, the Telegraph reports.

However, the Australasian Arachnological Society disagrees with it.

The maximum body length of 'peacock' spider is 5mm. (ANI)

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