Here are some facts about this unique spider:
- The Happy Face Spider is endemic to Hawaii, which means it’s not naturally found anywhere else in the world.
- This spider is found on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Molokai, and on Hawaii’s Big Island.
- They live in the rainforest areas of Hawaii.
- They are non-poisonous.
- Theridion grallator is the scientific name of the Happy Face Spider.
Have you seen this spider during your travels to Hawaii? Even as much as I like to hike in the rainforest regions, I’ve still not seen one. That might be a good thing, though. I confess to being a scaredy cat when it comes to spiders.
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Photo credit: Darlyne Murawski for National Geographic.