Johann Kaspar Füssli

Johann Kaspar Füssli, also written Johann Caspar Fuesslins or Fuessly (9 March 1743 – 4 May 1786), was a Swiss painter, entomologist and publisher.

Johann Kaspar Füssli

He was born in Zurich, the son of Johann Caspar Füssli (3 January 1706 – 6 May 1782) and Anna Elisabeth Waser. He was thus the brother of Henry Fuseli (Johann Heinrich Füssli) (3 December 1745 – 17 April 1825).

  • He married:
    • Verena Störi in 1770
    • Anna Elisabeth Kilchsperger in 1774.

The only spider species he described (as Fuesslin, 1775) is the "daddy long-legs spider", Pholcus phalangioides, also known as "cellar spider".[1]

He died, aged 43, in Winterthur.

PublicationsEdit

  • Verzeichnis der ihm bekannten Schweitzerischen Inseckten (1775)
  • Magazin für die Liebhaber der Entomologie two tomes (1778–79)
  • Neue Magazin für Liebhaber der Entomologie (1781–86).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Nearctic Spider Database: Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775) Description". canadianarachnology.org. Archived from the original on 2009-11-06. Retrieved 2016-08-29. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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