Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Bassaniodes  Pocock, 1903   22 species

Bassaniodes bliteus  (Simon, 1875)

Description
Male

Prosoma and proximal joints of legs I-II almost black. Opisthosoma and legs III-IV white with black markings. Palp: ventral apophysis large, retrolateral tibial apophysis projecting outwards with S-like stem in lateral view. Tegular apophysis large, projecting downwards, tip slightly notched.

Female

Posterior part of prosoma and legs mottled with white. Opisthosoma dorsally almost black, lighter ventrally and on sides. Epigyne: with deep violin-like depression with longitudinal slight elevation. Traversed by numerous folds.

Body length female: 5.8 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Mediterranean
Figures
Distribution List
Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| France   (Le Peru, 2007) ||| France / Corsica   (Le Peru, 2007) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) |||
References

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Le Peru B (2007) Catalogue et répartition des araignées de France. Revue Arachnologique 16: 1-468

Levy G (1985) Araneae: Thomisidae. In Fauna Palaestina, Arachnida II. Israel Academy of Sciences and Jerusalem, 115 pp. pdf

Pantini P, Bonelli D, Bonacci T (2020) I ragni epigei (Arachnida, Araneae) di un ambiente litoraneo della Calabria. Rivista del Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali "E. Caffi", Bergamo 32: 25-32 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Simon E (1932) Les arachnides de France 6 (4). Paris (Roret): 773-978 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
29-04-2020 Image insert
28-04-2020 Distribution update Detail