Seduction in peacock jumping spiders

The peacock jumping spider (Maratus volans) is a small spider (4 mm) native to Australia. During the breeding season, the male spider seeks out a female and performs a remarkable courtship display in the form of an acrobatic dance during which he raises and displays his brightly coloured abdomen like a peacock feather. When the female is willing, the courtship leads to mating, but the male may also serve as a meal for a reluctant female.