Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Spider Web? How Odd...

Spider web? I found this to be an odd thing to place on a stone.

(Located at Mount Comfort Cemetery in Fayettville, AR)

Then I did a little research and it explained everthing. So it never hurts to Google the name.

The University of Arkansas spider collection grew considerably under John Heiss’s influence. For his master’s thesis, he studied the spider fauna of Newton and Union Counties. After receiving his doctoral degree in 1982, he remained at the University of Arkansas, working on spiders associated with rice and cotton, and paying particular attention to the family Gnaphosidae in Arkansas.

You can see some of his research in the  "Journal of Arachnology"

1 comment:

  1. John S. Heiss was an entomologist at the University of Arkansas. His Ph.D. thesis was titled "A systematic study of the spider genus Calymmaria (Araneae : agelenidae)." The University of Ark. has a fellowship named for him.