Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Muqata Spider

The Muqata blog will go to no ends to brand itself...the following rare spider was found in Hawaii.
UK Metro: Eight-legged smile from spider
Wednesday, April 22, 2009

This tiny spider, which measures just a few millimetres across, has developed bizarre markings which look just like a smiling face.

The so-called happy-face spider, which is harmless to humans, has evolved to confuse predators, scientists think.

The rare species is found in rainforests of Hawaii.
I'm rather disappointed this wasn't found in Israel...maybe we just have to look harder :-)

Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael טובה הארץ מאד מאד


Chutznik said...

How many more years until it evolves a nose?

~ Sarah ~ said...


Chaviva said...

This is -- hands down -- the coolest spider ever!

HolyCityPrayer said...

In spite of all the other websites that mention this (some claiming these spiders were discovered in 1973), I think it's a crude Photoshop job.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

HolyCityPrayer: NationalGeographic doesn't photoshop their pictures (unlike Reuters). Its real as real gets.

Chaviva: Agreed -- though I'm not sure I'd want them hanging around my house...

Dr. Mike Cohen said...

Obviously it wasn't found in Israel - its still smiling!!!

RivkA with a capital A said...

this is so bizarre!

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