The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association




From a curatorial perspective, this section represents not only the arachnids but also the 'basal' hexapods (primarily wingless insects, mayflies, odonates), as well as pantopods and crustaceans. The collections hold about 70,000 specimens. Our research focuses on spider taxonomy, phylogeny, and biology as well as on function and evolution of arthropod genitalia.


Contact person

Head of Arachnida Section and Curator
+49 228 9122-294
+49 228 9122-212
b.huber [at]

Collection Management Arthropoda


The collection manager works together with all six arthropod collections.

Arachnida Collection

Acces to the Digital Catalogue of the Arachnida Section