Giant spiders from Japan could colonise the US East Coast, from New York to Georgia

Joro spiders, an invasive species from Japan, could spread through most of the east coast of the United States, which spans from Maine down to New York and Florida, according to a new report.The palm-sized arachnids first showed up in the US around 2013, says the report from the University of Georgia, and the spiders have since become a familiar sight in the Peach State. They were believed to have arrived from shipping containers.Now the rest of the Eastern Seaboard could get caught up in their…


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