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Maratus pavonis

Dunn's peacock spider at Cook, ACT

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Maratus pavonis at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2018
Maratus pavonis at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2018
Maratus pavonis at Cook, ACT - 5 Dec 2018

Identification history

Maratus pavonis 27 Dec 2019 KimPullen
Maratus pavonis 28 Sep 2019 CathB
Maratus sp. (genus) 19 Feb 2019 KimPullen
Unidentified 5 Dec 2018 CathB

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Author's notes

In garden mulch

3 comments

Harrisi wrote:
   24 Aug 2019
Sub-adult M. Pavonis. One, possibly two moults till he is a blue and red dancing machine!
CathB wrote:
   24 Aug 2019
Thanks Stuart. Did you notice that this sighting was from December?
Harrisi wrote:
   24 Aug 2019
I didn't Cath, good point. Still same sp. regardless. In some seasons there may even be two clutches per female. Last year was a long warm summer from memory.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size (mm)
  • 4 Dec 2018 Recorded on
  • CathB Recorded by
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