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We are pleased to acknowledge the loans and gifts of specimen material and images from the following institutions and individuals. Without their generous support this project would not be possible.

  • Michael L Draney, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
  • Paula E Cushing, Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • Rodney L Crawford, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Richard A Bradley, Ohio State University, Ohio Spider Survey
  • Robert L Edwards, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
  • RS Vetter, University of California, Riverside
  • Thomas R Prentice, University of California, Riverside
  • GB Edwards, Florida State Collection of Arthopods, Gainesville
  • Donald J Buckle, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Marc A Milne, University of Indianapolis
  • Brandi Fleshman and Derek S Sikes, University of Alaska Museum
  • James F Steffen, Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Claudia Copley, Royal BC Museum, and Darren Copley, District of Saanich, BC
  • Gonzalo Giribet, Laura Leibensperger and Adam Baldinger, Museum of Comparative Zoology
  • Gergin Blagoev, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario
  • Elizabeth Wells, University of Indianapolis
  • Allen Dean, Texas A&M

We are also grateful for permission from the following photographers to display their work here. We hope you will take time to visit their beautiful and useful arthropod image galleries.

  • Tom Murray has a number of naturalist galleries at pBase. The large spider area has albums for a number of families, including the Linyphiidae and the subfamily Erigoninae, from which his close-up Ceraticelus portrait above is taken.
  • Kevin Lentz maintains several sets of naturalist images on Flickr including sets on various spiders and their kin and one on centipedes. His photo shown here of an erigonine on a person's fingertip is a good illustration of these spiders' size