How is it official, you ask? Because I said so, that’s why!
These are called Peacock spiders, and are found in and around Australia. It’s nice to finally know there are cool things in Australia that can’t actually kill you. Not only are these spiders super tiny and cute, they have the most adorable mating dance you’ve ever seen. The males can flip up their abdomens to show off their colourful markings and wave their legs around in an attempt to allure the ladies. Consider me allured.
Here’s a link to a short article about Peacock Spiders that’s a sure fire way to break through the frozen heart of your favourite arachnophobe.