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Happy Face Spider

Theridion grallator


Light green spider, 4-5 mm long (less legs) with two black spots and red patch on abdomen which taken together evoke a "smiley face". This species is endemic to Hawaii.


Tropical montane bog.


Spotted in the Mt. Kaala bog, guarding eggs on the underside of a leaf of native Hawaiian hydrangea, Broussaisia arguta.

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Allen Hoof
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Allen Hoof

Spotted on May 23, 2015
Submitted on May 24, 2015

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