Evening Meeting: Spiders and the mythological spider bite by Norman Larsen.
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Meet at 20h00 at the Nassau Centre, Groote Schuur High School, Palmyra Road, Newlands.
Norman Larsen is the Honorary Associate Arachnologist at the Iziko South African Museum. He is the author and photographer of the arachnid section (spiders, scorpions and solifuges) of the South African Museum’s Biodiversity Explorer website (www.biodiversityexplorer.info/arachnids/index.htm).
In addition to writing various articles, he has supplied images and information to many publications on spiders, and he has revised and updated two spider books published by Struik: Filmer’s Spiders – An Identification Guide for Southern Africa and the Sasol guide, First Field Guide to Spiders & Scorpions of Southern Africa. He is currently writing a new book on spiders of Southern Africa, informed by new and ongoing research. He is also involved in dispelling rumours and myths in South Africa about spider
bites, especially cytotoxic bites, and he even has two spiders named after him: Australutica normanlarseni Jocqué, 2008 and Hahnia larseni Marusik, 2017.
Visitors and non – members, are very welcome, tea and biscuits are served afterwards.
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