The Peacock Spider is a tiny arachnid which lives in parts of Eastern Australia. Sharp-eyed entomologist Jurgen Otto was out on a walk and found an area which seemed to be a favorite habitat for the species. A patient soul, Otto got some good-quality video of the courtship of the tiny jumping spiders:
The Peacock Spider (Maratus volans)
Part Two, complete with musical accompaniment and a Happy Ending:
Notice how the pedipalps seem to convey excitement and interest in both brilliantly-colored male and drab female. It’s difficult to avoid anthropomorphizing these little creatures.