Ludwig Carl Christian Koch
|Ludwig Carl Christian Koch|
|Born||November 8, 1825
|Died||November 1, 1908
|Fields||Entomology and arachnology|
|Author abbrev. (zoology)||L.Koch|
He was born in Regensburg, Germany and died in Nuremberg, Germany. He studied in Nuremberg, initially law, but then turned to medicine and science. From 1850 he practiced as a physician in the Wöhrd district of Nuremberg.
He is considered among the four most influential scientists on insects and spiders in the second half of the 19th century. He wrote numerous works on the arachinoids of Europe, Siberia, and Australia. His work earned him world-wide reputation as "Spider Koch".
Cosmophasis micarioides L. Koch (drawn by L. Koch 1880)
Rhombonotus gracilis (drawn by L. Koch, 1877)
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