Here in Ohio, we’re no strangers to wildlife and creatures of all kinds. It’s a fact of life, especially if you’re exploring the great outdoors. According to a recent study, however, there may be a brand new kind of critter in our backyards: the Joro Spider. Common to Japan, this large, yellow spider has been spotted in the Southeast and it’s believed to be spreading to other parts of the country. Soon there will be Joro Spiders in Ohio. Here’s more on a new invasive species of spider that may soon be arriving to the Buckeye State so you can be prepared when you encounter on of them.

For more information about the Joro Spider, you can read this study published by the University Of Georgia. What are your thoughts on this invasive species? Feel free to share with us in the comments below!

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Spiders And Other Insects In Ohio

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These are a few other insects you might spot in addition to spiders in Ohio.

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