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Male and Female Joro Spider

Nephila clavata

Description:

There are 5 female spiders of this variety (Joro, though not yet confirmed by archnologist) in close proximity to the house. Not all of them have male companions.

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8 Comments

ThatBlueEyedGirl
ThatBlueEyedGirl 5 years ago

These spiders are established here in GA. They have been found in other places aside from our yard. Here is the paper written:
https://peerj.com/articles/763/

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

That's great that they came out to get them and are hopefully going to do something about it. Definitely keep us updated!

ThatBlueEyedGirl
ThatBlueEyedGirl 5 years ago

They came to collect a specimen but we haven't heard back yet. Maybe I should send them an email to see if I can get an update. I will keep you posted

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 5 years ago

I was wondering if you had the arachnologist and/or insect identification specialists weigh in on your find.

ItsyBitsy
ItsyBitsy 6 years ago

Wow, this isn't even the first year you've seen them in your yard? If you find the time could you please also submit these to BugGuide.net? They'll document your find there as well.

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago

Great shot

ThatBlueEyedGirl
ThatBlueEyedGirl 6 years ago

These spiders have been living in the yard for at least 2 years. The arachnologist and insect identification specialist that were recommended to us have been contacted, and we are awaiting the next step.

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

The smaller spider is the male, and that would not be a good thing. Don't need them to have babies and become established! And the question mark isn't necessary in the name, it is Nephila clavata

ThatBlueEyedGirl
Spotted by
ThatBlueEyedGirl

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Oct 26, 2014
Submitted on Oct 26, 2014

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