Faunistic spider collections in the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin: The collection of Erich Hesse

  • The ‘Hesse collection’ of spiders (Araneae) and harvestmen (Opiliones) in the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin is documented. Biographical notes on Erich Hesse – a former arachnid curator at the museum (1921–1940) – are provided. The ‘Hesse collection’ was actually put together by other workers, and can be broadly divided into two parts. One comes from Bielinek (= Bellinchen) on the Polish side of the Oder Valley (West Pommerania); now part of the ‘Unteres Odertal’ National Park. This Bielinek material includes notable records of Heriaeus oblongus Simon, 1918 and Gibbaranea ullrichi (Hahn, 1835). The other part of the collection comes from Colbitz-Letzlinger Heide in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Notable here are Pistius truncatus (Pallas, 1772) and Philodromus buchari Kubcová, 2004; the latter representing the first record of this species for Saxony-Anhalt.

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Author:Karl-Hinrich Kielhorn, Jason A. Dunlop, Corinna Steffensen
Parent Title (English):Arachnologische Mitteilungen
Publisher:Arachnologische Ges.
Place of publication:Freiburg
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2013/02/22
Year of first Publication:2012
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/02/22
Tag:Bielinek; Colbitz-Letzlinger Heide; Germany; Poland
Page Number:8
First Page:51
Last Page:58
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Arachnologische Mitteilungen / Arachnologische Mitteilungen, Heft 44 (2012)
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht