Three-inch parachuting spiders are invading America, and they’re not afraid of the cold. Joro spiders, an invasive species from Asia, have set up shop in Georgia and South Carolina and are now spreading to Alabama. The question everyone’s asking is if the spiders could spread to their area, spinning webs that have been seen to be up to 10 feet deep.
According to experts, the answer is yes. Scientists say the spider isn’t affected by cold temperatures like others and believe the spider has the potential to spread north, including to New York City, and once they’re in an area they’re not going anywhere. Andy Davis, a researcher with the University of Georgia’s Odum School of Ecology, says “People should try to learn to live with them.”
Source: New York Post