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The peacock spider Maratus sceletus earned the nickname "Skeletorus" for its black-and-white markings. - Photo by Jurgen Otto

The peacock spider Maratus sceletus earned the nickname "Skeletorus" for its black-and-white markings. - Photo by Jurgen Otto

Picture of a peacock spider called Sparklemuffin - Sparklemuffin was the pet name Maddie Girard, a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Berkeley, gave Maratus jactatus, which has blue and red stripes on its midsection. Photo by Jurgen Otto

Picture of a peacock spider called Sparklemuffin - Sparklemuffin was the pet name Maddie Girard, a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Berkeley, gave Maratus jactatus, which has blue and red stripes on its midsection. Photo by Jurgen Otto

paintings of peacocks | peacock wedding invitations and beautiful pictures of peacock

paintings of peacocks | peacock wedding invitations and beautiful pictures of peacock

Telegraph reader Josette Akhras from Georgia in the US sent us this picture of a peacock in the snow. She writes: Here is a picture of a wild peacock that lives in my subdivision. He has been here for years, and visits every day for grapes, etc. If you have a photograph you'd like us to consider for a picture gallery, please email it to mypic@telegraph.co.uk, supplying a little info on where and when the picture was taken.

Pictures of the day: 11 May 2012

Telegraph reader Josette Akhras from Georgia in the US sent us this picture of a peacock in the snow. She writes: Here is a picture of a wild peacock that lives in my subdivision. He has been here for years, and visits every day for grapes, etc. If you have a photograph you'd like us to consider for a picture gallery, please email it to mypic@telegraph.co.uk, supplying a little info on where and when the picture was taken.

VINTAGE  HAND EMBROIDERED PICTURE OF A PEACOCK IN A COUNTRY GARDEN AS SEEN

VINTAGE HAND EMBROIDERED PICTURE OF A PEACOCK IN A COUNTRY GARDEN AS SEEN

Peacock backlit - (CC)Ruth Flickr - www.flickr.com/photos/ruthhb/4094730769/in/set-72157606370655486#

Peacock backlit - (CC)Ruth Flickr - www.flickr.com/photos/ruthhb/4094730769/in/set-72157606370655486#

A picture of a peacock, a prime example of sexual selection, and one spoken about in Darwin's work.

A picture of a peacock, a prime example of sexual selection, and one spoken about in Darwin's work.

Happy Long-Weekend-Friday ! My friend is traveling the south seas and she sent me a gorgeous picture of a peacock in Australia…*  Just beautiful, no? It reminds me that I had some ideas sketc…

peacock love

Happy Long-Weekend-Friday ! My friend is traveling the south seas and she sent me a gorgeous picture of a peacock in Australia…* Just beautiful, no? It reminds me that I had some ideas sketc…