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 2023): Greece, Turkey, Caucasus, Iran, Kazakhstan, Central Asia
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Armenia   (Zarikian et al., 2023b) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022; Ponomarev, 2022) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (no references) |||

Logunov D V (2012) Notes on a small spider collection from Turkey (Arachnida: Aranei). Arthropoda Selecta 21: 375-377 pdf

Marusik Y M, Logunov D V (1990) The crab spiders of Middle Asia, USSR (Aranei, Thomisidae). 1. Descriptions and notes on distribution of some species. Korean Arachnology 6: 31-62 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

Ponomarev A V (2022) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the southeast of the Russian Plain: catalogue, the fauna specific features. SSC RAS Publishers, Rostov-on-Don, 640 pp. pdf

Ponomarev A V, Aliev M A, Khabiev G N, Shmatko V Y (2019a) New data on the spider fauna (Aranei) of Dagestan, Russia. Arthropoda Selecta 28: 309-334 pdf

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). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15: 133-167 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (25.10.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Zarikian N A, Kosyan A, Marusik Y M (2023b) New records of spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) from Armenia. 1. Ten genera and 20 species of the families Araneidae, Theridiidae and Thomisidae. Euroasian Entomological Journal 22: 141-149 pdf

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