Seven new species of Australian peacock spider discovered
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Peacock spiders species found in Australia

Seven new species of Australian peacock spider have been discovered.

Known for their bright colours and distinctive mating displays, tiny peacock spiders are more cute than creepy-crawly.

Scientist J├╝rgen Otto discovered the creatures, helped by spider expert David Knowles, and co-authored his paper on the new species with David Hill, editor of spider journal Peckhamia.

  • 31 May 2016