Be On The Lookout For A New Invasive Species Of Spider In North Carolina This Year

Keep a watchful eye this year for a new and invasive spider species in North Carolina. As if we don’t have enough to worry about, right? Officials are reporting the quick spread of a Japanese spider known as the Joro Spider (pronounced JAW-roh) into the Carolinas from where it’s thought to have entered the United States in Georgia.

Incidentally, the Joro’s web is usually about three feet wide and it’s crafted in three different layers. That’s two more reasons to avoid this invasive spider species in North Carolina! Have you spotted one this year yet?