Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Bassaniodes  Pocock, 1903   19 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 2019): Greece, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia

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Russell-Smith A, Allison R, Askins M, Blumsom W, Snazell R, Spilling C (2011) A provisional checklist and gazetteer of the spiders of Chios, Greece (Arachnida: Araneae). Bull Br Arachnol Soc 15: 133-167

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

06-08-2013 Datasheet update Old value
06-08-2013 Image insert
09-07-2013 Distribution update Old value