Newly found arachnid formally recognized as Member of Australian native peacock spiders
A newly found spider, Blue Face Peacock Spider, has been officially recognized as a member of the Australian native peacock spiders. This particular breed of peacock spider was discovered two decades back by naturalist David Knowles. It is however, now that its blue face has been officially recognized.
Its official name is Maratus personatus, which refers to the blue mask that covers the male's face. In comparison to other spiders of this species, Blue Face Peacock Spider has unique mating display.
Study's co-author David Hill said that they have studied the unique mating method of the spider. It uses unique dance moves to attract its mates. This particular spider belongs to the Australian native family of peacock spiders that are just three to five millimeters long.
Not only the Blue Face Peacock Spider used different dance moves to attract the female spiders, but it also uses different color to attract them. As per study researchers, it is quite a common thing among the Maratus family.
The Blue Face Peacock Spider depends on its blue scale and white banding around it to attract other spiders. The researchers said that the male species carry bright colors and raises its third leg in the air and perform some rapid movements to impress the females.
When they both mate, the female Maratus rotates her abdomen 180 degrees. It was surprising to know that the female spider has range of genitalia in different shapes and sizes. However, such is not the case with other peacock spider females that have the same genital structure.
- Tesla’s Model 3 EV with 93-mile range being advertised on Canadian website
- Tesla delays deliveries of refreshed Model S and Model X electric vehicles
- Tesla offering 50% discount on Supercharging at night in California
- GM takes wraps off Hummer EV SUV version; International launch scheduled for 2023
- Toyota’s plug-in car sales in U.S. jump to almost 10,000 in first quarter of 2021
New Zealand News
- Hyundai Motor Corp to create ultra-fast EV charging network E-pit in Korea
- MGE gets six-month extension for South Korea’s Inspire Entertainment Resort development project
- Price of two cheapest trims of Tesla Model 3 electric sedan increased by $500
- Genting Malaysia asks employees to accept reduced pay; executives to take leave without pay
- Tesla to design & build affordable EV in China: Tom Zhu
The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has...Read More
American gaming and hospitality giant Boyd Gaming...Read More
An American citizen who had boasted in front of an...Read More
Pushing the long-awaited Chicago casino project...Read More
A study was conducted to evaluate the effect a...Read More
Tech biggie Google’s recent filing with the US...Read More