Joro spider in woods.
There all over in my woods. They came over from Asia in shipments and were first discovered in warehouses in Braselton, GA. UGA is tracking this spider and photos can be sent to them for tracking.
The Joro spider has moved to the no mountains. Aarrgh. At least they eat stink bugs
Very interesting, @rfrye. I live in Gainesville and first noticed these three or four years ago. Each year there are more and more in our yard. Gorgeous spiders, but their webs are a bit of a nuisance and I would hate to faceplant one, and I know it’ll happen eventually.
@WhatUAre Yes, at least they eat stink bugs, lady bugs, and in my case: yellow jackets. I’m happy to let them share my property as long as they don’t get on me. Amazing how fast they’re spreading through North GA.