Millions of giant spiders invaded the northern regions of Georgia. Cobwebs cover verandas, flower beds, power lines, and mailboxes. Some of them reach three meters in diameter.
bright yellow guru spiders (Trichonephila clavata) is an invasive species in the United States. Their natural habitat is East Asia – Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China.
The first, about eight centimeters long, was seen in 2014, 128 kilometers northeast of Atlanta. “He may have ended up there as a stowaway in a shipping container,” explorer Rick Hobeck of the Georgia Museum of Natural History wrote in a statement. Since then, population and incidence Trichonephila clavata Keep growing. However, this year there are an exceptionally large number of these spiders, population Northern Georgia wasn’t ready for that.
Spider infestation. Scenes like the movie “Arachnophobia”
Will Hudson, an entomologist at the University of Georgia, said his balcony was covered in a spider web three meters in diameter. Although the entomologist killed more than 300 spiders, he failed to prevent their invasion.
– Last year there were several dozen spiders (on the balcony – editor’s note), which was a nuisance when I was working in the garden. This year, there are several hundred of them, they made the balcony look scary like the movie “Arachnophobia” – said Will Hudson.
Guru spiders in East Asia have found symmetrical circular cobwebs. Although it is poisonous, it only uses poison to immobilize the prey that it traps in its nets. The poison poses no danger to humans, dogs, and cats, unless they are allergic to it. when Trichonephila clavata It feels threatened, can bite, but is not strong enough to penetrate the skin.
Most spiders Trichonephila clavata Found in Georgia is likely to be gone by the end of November, but experts say the problems are far from over. Scientists believe that this species can spread throughout the United States and even other countries with a similar climate.
sams Trichonephila clavata They can lay 400 eggs at a time, from which the young hatch.
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