Can you help?

In creating LinEpig, The Field Museum utilizes existing equipment and the unpaid labor of associates familiar with the group. To date, more than 190 species (about 30% of the described species of nearctic erigonines) have been imaged, with the assistance of loans of specimen material from several museums and private collections. Completion will require the participation of a number of other linyphiid-rich collections.

Collection managers with reliably identified erigonine females that are not yet represented at LinEpig who would like to assist with this effort can contact the project manager (below).

Please refer to the spreadsheet for the list of species already incorporated.

Nina Sandlin (
Spiders - Zoology
The Field Museum 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2496
LinEpig gallery