This charming creature is some sort of Hawaiian “balloon spider” or something like that. I saw it on display at the Bishop Museum. I’m not sure if it is an endemic species or merely indigenous, but those little threads coming out of the butt end of it allows the spider to float away on the wind. Looking at it creeps me out., not because I hate spiders, but because it looks remarkably like a freaking Flood Infectious Form from Halo. Anyone who’s ever played Halo before remembers exactly when those things started popping out in the game. Ugh I feel itchy just thinking about it.