Meet Sparklemuffin and Skeletor, new Australian peacock spiders

By AG STAFF 27 March 2015
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Tiny and distinctly Australian, the peacock spider family is so named for the amazing courtship dances and brightly pattered flaps of the males. Scientists have recently named two new species from southern Queensland and one from the Sydney Museum archives. Unofficially, they’ve been nicknamed Sparklemuffin, Skeletor and Elephant spider.