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What to Know About the Giant Joro Spider Spotted in Michigan

Perhaps you've come across wild stories on the internet about giant, flying spiders arriving in the United States and crawling their way across the nation. Relax, the spiders are here but they are not in any hurry to see America. They are called Joro spiders and they seem to be moving up our East Coast, according to Scientific American Magazine writer Stephanie Pappas. The spiders are native to East Asia and likely came here by hitching a ride on a shipping container. They were first spotted it the U.S. in 2013 in Georgia. The Joro spider has a four-inch leg span and black and yellow coloring...

 

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