Be On The Lookout For A New Invasive Species Of Spider In Ohio This Year
By Beth|Updated on January 05, 2023(Originally published January 01, 2023)
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Charlottesville. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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.