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What are these spiders doing here? UNG team studying invasive Joro spiders in Northeast Georgia
A large female Joro spider waits in her web with her smaller mate on Sept. 23, 2020, outside The Times office on Green Street in Gainesville. - photo by Kelsey Podo - photo by Kelsey Podo
Joro spiders are here, and they are thriving. With their bright yellow bodies and distinctive multi-layered webs, it’s hard to miss them while walking along trails in Northeast Georgia or even lounging on a back porch.