Guest Post: Hawaiian happy face spider

Guest Post: Hawaiian happy face spider

The Hawaiian happy face spider (Theridion grallator) has naturally evolved a multitude of patterns in order to confused predators – and many of them strangely enough resemble a yellow smiley face. Scientists believe that having individuals with varying patterns has helped the species avoid predators such as forest birds, but no one’s quite sure why the smiley faces have been so popular.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s