Maratus sp. Blue-thighed Peacock Spider

In some respects this spider, known informally as the Blue-thighed Peacock Spider resembles M. linnae, but is clearly another species. Its main features are perhaps the iridescent blue on the thighs of legs III, and the chevrons on the abdomen.

Male from Sydney

Maratus cyanofemur
Photo: Jurgen Otto


  • PECKHAMIA 96.1, 1 December 2011, 1―27 - An illustrated review of the known peacock spiders of the genus Maratus from Australia, with description of a new species (Araneae: Salticidae: Euophryinae) Jürgen C. Otto and David E. Hill

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