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Some Kinky Male Spiders Tie Up Females to Survive Sex While Some Have Sexy Dance Moves

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Peacock spiders are so tiny, some of their magnificent details can only be seen with a macro lens. Luckily, spider enthusiast Jürgen Otto carried his on a trip to Western Australia and brought back this incredible footage of several new peacock spider species. The species were named and described in collaboration with David Hill in the jumping spider journal Peckhamia: Maratus albus, M. australis (not shown in this video), M. bubo, M. lobatus, M. tessellatus, M. vespa, and M. vultus. These new species bring the total number identified to 48, and there may be more yet to be discovered. Each species can be uniquely identified by their mating dance moves: The male waves part of its often colorful body as the female watches intently.

In some spider species, females are known to cannibalize males after sex. Watch as the male nursery web spider attempts to avoid this deadly fate by tying up the female’s legs prior to copulation.

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