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Peter Jäger


Renowned arachnologist Peter Jäger has discovered more than 200 species of spiders in the last decade, including a rare species in Malaysia that he named Heteropoda davidbowie after the legendary British rocker to raise awareness of endangered spiders and their threatened tropical habitats. He has also discovered the largest known huntsman spider in the caves of Laos, a long forgotten country which is presently the favorite target for his expeditions. Jäger currently heads the Arachnology Department of the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt, Germany. He received his doctorate from Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz for his groundbreaking research on huntsman spiders in the Himalayas.

Past Programs Featuring Peter Jäger

Saturday, June 2, 2012 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, May 31, 2012 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm