A Sydney scientist has discovered seven new species of the tiny Australian peacock spider — a spectacularly coloured, three-millimetre arachnid that dances to attract a female mate.
"They are harmless, they are cute, they are colourful, they remind people of their own cat. I often compare them with
kittens with too many legs, so really people get excited when they see them," he said.
"People who hate spiders confess that they actually can't help loving these ones [...]"
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