Invasive Joro spiders with yellow stripes increase in Georgia

autos.yahoo.com/amphtml/palm-sized-invasive-species-spider-201723276.html

  • Invasive Joro spiders with yellow stripes increase in Georgia.

A colorful, invasive species of spiders known for spinning gold-colored webs has been spreading across Georgia for years now, and scientists say they aren’t going anywhere.

The Joro spider, a palm-sized arachnid with yellow stripes, is native to Asia, but has been out en masse this year in northern Georgia, less than a decade after they were first discovered there.

With a length of almost three inches and eye-catching colors, the spider may seem a bit intimidating, but experts say they aren’t interested in biting humans.

And despite their invasive species tag, Joro spiders don’t need to be killed. In addition to the benefits they provide as pest control, experts believe their rapid population growth will soon be naturally suppressed.



Leave a comment

Filed under General Gardening

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s