Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Bassaniodes  Pocock, 1903   22 species

Bassaniodes loeffleri  (Roewer, 1955)


Prosoma and sternum red-brown. with yellow stripes and a white band between the eyes. Maxillae, labium and coxae yellow-brown. Chelicerae red-brown. Legs: femora and tibiae red-brown, metatarsi and tarsi cream-coloured. Opisthosoma cream-coloured, dorsum with 4 wide transverse spots.


Colouration lighter than in males. Prosoma red-brown with yellow stripes. Sternum, maxillae, labium, chelicerae and legs light yellow. Opisthosoma: dorsum grey with dark and white transverse stripes, venter cream-coloured.

Additional information

under stones in montane phrygana

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Greece, Turkey, Caucasus, Iran, Kazakhstan, Central Asia
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (no references) |||

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