Addendum: Joro Spider

Female Joro Spider

Female Joro Spider

Our Japanese son-in-law passed along an interesting bit of trivia concerning the common name of the joro spider (Nephila clavata) on which I did a recent post – Joro Spider. In Japan the spider is known as joro-gumo.

Chikuma said joro is “a slang term from the past for a call girl. Apparently the spider is happy to “sleep” anywhere. . . . . ”

I had to share.

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4 Responses to Addendum: Joro Spider

  1. Kenne says:

    Scary, but oh! what beautiful colours.


  2. Lin Erickson says:

    Thank Chikuma for that local insight into this particular inhabitant of his island.


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