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Two recently discovered species of Peacock spider, discovered in southeast Queensland, Australia by UC Berkeley graduate student Madeline Girard who promptly nicknamed them ‘Sparklemuffin’ and ‘Skeletorus’.

The arachnids measure just 0.75cm across and, like other Peacock spiders, are named on account of their colourful displays and elaborate mating dance.

MORE: Meet 2 New Spider Species: ‘Skeletorus’ and ‘Sparklemuffin’ (Live Science)