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Jumping Spiders are nice little movers

Scientists at the Queensland Museum have discovered five new species of ‘Brushed Jumping Spider’ in Australia, four of which are found in Queensland.

The spiders get the name because the males of the species do elaborate mating dances, flashing their brilliantly decorated front legs to attract females.

Queensland Museum arachnologist Dr Barbara Baehr tells Mark part of the thrill of discovery is being able to name the spiders.

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