Category archives for courtship

Jumping Spider Mating Dance

Jumping spiders have exceptional vision and therefore, their courtship displays have a highly visual component. This nifty video shows a male jumping spider doing its equivalent of the Booty Drop. Make sure to have your volume on. For more MTV Grind worthy jumping spider action, check out the Tree of Life Web Project.

A Marvelous Spatula Tale

A nearly extinct species of hummingbird has been captured on film for the first time demonstrating its spatula-crazed mating dance. The aptly named Marvelous Spatuletail lives in a single, isolated valley in northern Peru. There are only 350 – 1,000 thought left to exist. The video really is extraordinary. Marvelous Spatuletail, Lodigesia mirabilis digg_url=’’;