Peacock or spider? Both!
Scientific name: Maratus volans
Wow! What a colorful spider! The peacock spider has colorful stripes on its head and a kind of plate with shimmering scales on its abdomen. It can raise this up, just like how a peacock spreads its beautiful feathers. Both animals use this trick to impress the ladies. To see the peacock spider’s colorful plate, you’d need pretty good eyes: these insects only grow to 0.14 to 0.23 inch (3.8 mm to 6 mm) and are very fast.