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Jorō spider

A Joro spider found in Hoschton, Georgia in 2018.
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A Joro spider found in Hoschton, Georgia in 2018.

Trichonephila clavata, also known as the Jorō spider, is a member of the Trichonephila genus. The spider can be found throughout Japan (except Hokkaidō), in Korea, Taiwan, China, and since 2014, in northeast Georgia and western South Carolina in North America. The spider is large in size and displays bright, unique colors of the female Trichonephila. In 2014, scientists confirmed the first known occurrence of T. clavata in North America.

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