She then carries the sac on her spinnerets or attaches it to a plant or hides it to protect the eggs from predators. The scientific name of the peacock spider genus is Maratus and it is from the family Salticidae, the family of jumping spiders. Are they endangered ? Latin name: Maratus spp. Rarity in the UK: Rare / Common. Fast Facts. These Australian jumping spiders may be small, but they are also the most spectacular, colourful and high energy spiders in the world. The female spider lays thousands of eggs in one or more egg sacs made of silk and uses the stored semen to fertilize them one by one. Peacock spider males do not develop their bright colors until they . How many species of peacock spider ? Life Cycle Of A Spider. Peacock spiders are a genus of colourful arachnids, native to Australia, often found in coastal areas, but they also exist inland. Where can I buy them ? When a peacock spider dances, their life is literally on the line. Where do they live ? how long do they live ? Where in the UK: Only found in Australia and China. Peacock spiders. What do their names mean ? Moreover, there is direct genetic and behavioral evidence for sexual selection in jumping spiders. become mature, further suggesting a strong role for sexual selection in generating conspicuous male appearances. What do they eat ? How small or large are they ? Although they cannot fly, they have the ability to jump at a height of about forty times greater than their body length and catch preys. Video of a Peacock Spider Dancing Are peacock spiders venomous ? The head-breast part (or cephalothorax) of the Peacock Spider are usually a deep brown color with red stripes and the upper abdomen green and patterned with broad stripes of blue and brown. Peacock spiders have a special way of protecting themselves from predators and capturing their prey. And then there is the gorgeous pair of flaps which, when he is not in pursuit of a lady friend, lie against his abdomen like the cape of some kind of arachnid super hero. How many species did you discover and name ? The spiderlings go through all the larval stages when inside the sacs and it takes a few weeks for them to hatch. Do females eat the males whose dance they don't like ? Do they use a web to catch their prey ? Notable feature: Intricate brightly coloured tails and a wavy dance.