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Autochthonous Hawai'i

Kaua'i cave spider original

Kaua'i cave spider original

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5.5"x7" original illustration.

The Kaua'i cave wolf spider (Adelocosa anops) is endemic to the island of Kaua'i and is restricted in range to several lava tubes. Having no need for vision, these spiders have evolved to be completely eyeless. Their specific epithet "anops" means "without eyes".

This spider is the only species in its genus and has been listed as endangered for many years. They are threatened by development over their cave habitat--areas that are also sensitive Hawaiian cultural sites due to having iwi kupuna, or human remains.

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