Friday, April 24, 2009

Not Just Cockroaches: Happy Face Spider

The Daily Telegraph: 22 Apr 2009

Darlyne Murawski

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Deadly Silk: Spiderwebs," August 2001, National Geographic magazine)

"Found only on the islands of Oahu, Molokai, Maui, and Hawaii, the happy face spider, such as this one guarding its eggs on a leaf in Maui, is known for the unique patterns that decorate its pale abdomen. Scientists believe Theridion grallator may have developed its distinctive markings to discourage birds from eating it."

Other catches:
Hong Kong: Humpback Whale
The Crab Catcher
Cockroaches Hiroshima and Health Maintenance
It’s a Bird, a Reptile, a Mammal: It’s Platypus

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love the picture which is different to the Telegraph one.