Hans Betten – An unknown Arachnologist

Portrait of Hans Betten (Courtesy of Hans W. Betten, Iserlohn, (c) 2018)

The current issue of the Arachnological Letters contains an epitaph on Hans Betten (1915-1957), a zoologist and school teacher interested in spiders [PDF link]. Despite not having published own research on spiders himself, he contributed a number of his own arachnological observations to the linyphiid studies of Hermann Wiehle during the 1950s, resulting in Wiehle posthumously naming a new species after him: Theridion betteni Wiehle, 1960. Find out more about this species on araneae – unibe [external link].

The text is in English [PDF link] but you can request an English translation from me.

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