How small are They ?

A questions I get asked a lot, so here a few examples

 
 
 juvenile of Maratus personatus, freshly emerged from the egg on my finger 

juvenile of Maratus personatus, freshly emerged from the egg on my finger 

 Maratus albus juvenile (2nd instar) shortly after emerging from the egg, on a normal sized pencil

Maratus albus juvenile (2nd instar) shortly after emerging from the egg, on a normal sized pencil


 Saratus hesperus juvenile (2nd instar) on wooden ruler. The black bars are millimetre divisions, so this spider is approximately 1.5 mm in length

Saratus hesperus juvenile (2nd instar) on wooden ruler. The black bars are millimetre divisions, so this spider is approximately 1.5 mm in length


 juveniles (2nd instar) of Maratus jactactus on the same ruler as in previous picture. Distance between two bars is 1 mm.

juveniles (2nd instar) of Maratus jactactus on the same ruler as in previous picture. Distance between two bars is 1 mm.


 Adult male of Maratus robinsoni on my index finger, one of the two smallest species of peacock spider

Adult male of Maratus robinsoni on my index finger, one of the two smallest species of peacock spider


 Adult male of Maratus purcellae, one of the two smallest of peacock spiders

Adult male of Maratus purcellae, one of the two smallest of peacock spiders


 Adult male of Maratus spicatus on my thumb. Slightly larger than Maratus robinsoni and Maratus purcellae but still among the smallest

Adult male of Maratus spicatus on my thumb. Slightly larger than Maratus robinsoni and Maratus purcellae but still among the smallest

 Adult male of Maratus spicatus on an ordinary sized pencil

Adult male of Maratus spicatus on an ordinary sized pencil


 Adult male of Maratus splendens, a medium sized peacock spider, next to my index finger

Adult male of Maratus splendens, a medium sized peacock spider, next to my index finger


 Adult male of Maratus personatus, medium sized peacock spider, on my index finger

Adult male of Maratus personatus, medium sized peacock spider, on my index finger


 Adult male of Maratus neptunus, a medium sized species on my index finger

Adult male of Maratus neptunus, a medium sized species on my index finger


 Adult male Maratus volans on my thumb nail. Definitely one of the larger species

Adult male Maratus volans on my thumb nail. Definitely one of the larger species


 Adult male of Maratus sarahae, one of the giants. This species and Maratus caeruleus are the largest peacock spiders

Adult male of Maratus sarahae, one of the giants. This species and Maratus caeruleus are the largest peacock spiders


 Maratus caeruleus, one of the two largest peacock spider, almost 5 mm in length, on a ruler

Maratus caeruleus, one of the two largest peacock spider, almost 5 mm in length, on a ruler