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New species of peacock spiders revealed in pictures

Dr Jurgen Otto spotted the five new species of spider on his travels through Western Australia, including the Jotus auripes spider, which has almost holographic bristles at the front.
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Photo credit to Jurgen Otto from New South Wales, whose Flickr photostream has hundreds more excellent macro photos of this and other spiders. This species is discussed at length in a paper he published in Peckhamia 103.1 (November ...

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