‘Nobody wants to get a face full of web’: 8cm spiders infest US state of Georgia

Spiders measuring three inches across (about 8cm) have multiplied in the US state of Georgia, unnerving residents and prompting anxious posts on social media.

The Joro spider, native to east Asia, spins golden, wheel-shaped webs, some of them 10ft deep (three metres). Females have vivid yellow, blue and red markings on their bodies.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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