Haploclastus psychedelicus

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Haploclastus psychedelicus
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Mygalomorphae
Family: Theraphosidae
Genus: Haploclastus
H. psychedelicus
Binomial name
Haploclastus psychedelicus
(Sanap & Mirza, 2014)

Haploclastus psychedelicus, synonym Thrigmopoeus psychedelicus, is a theraphosid spider. It is native to India. [1]

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India Country in South Asia

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The specific name psychedelicus refers to the word "psychedelia", referring to the adult's bright blue carapace and legs. [2]

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The cephalothorax, also called prosoma in some groups, is a tagma of various arthropods, comprising the head and the thorax fused together, as distinct from the abdomen behind. The word cephalothorax is derived from the Greek words for head and thorax. This fusion of the head and thorax is seen in chelicerates and crustaceans; in other groups, such as the Hexapoda, the head remains free of the thorax. In horseshoe crabs and many crustaceans, a hard shell called the carapace covers the cephalothorax.


H. psychedelicus has a blue metallic tinge to the cephalothorax and legs, and has scattered maxillary setae on the prolateral face of the maxillae. In other species it is "C" shaped. [2]

In biology, setae are any of a number of different bristle- or hair-like structures on living organisms.

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  1. Haploclastus psychedelicus Sanap & Mirza, 2014. World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum of Bern. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  2. 1 2 Sanap, R. V. & Mirza, Z. A. (2014). "A new iridescent tarantula of the genus Thrigmopoeus Pocock, 1899 from Western Ghats, India". Comptes Rendus Biologies337(7-8): 480-486. doi : 10.1016/j.crvi.2014.06.003.