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The purple and yellow colors displayed on the peacock spider Maratus constellatus make it look like Vincent van Gogh's famous painting Starry Night. Looking for spiders might not be high on everyone's to-do list right now, but thanks to citizen scientists and an Australian arachnologist, seven new colorful species of the teeny-tiny peacock spider have recently been discovered. One spider even resembles a famous Vincent van Gogh painting. "Meet Australia's seven newest species," Melbourne Museum arachnologist Joseph Schubert tweeted on Thursday. "Last year, I traveled the country collecting specimens of these new peacock spiders (some discovered by citizen scientists) and spent countless h... Full story

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