A new synonym in the subfamily Thrigmopoeinae Pocock, 1900 (Araneae, Theraphosidae)
Pradeep M. Sankaran, Pothalil Antony Sebastian
As the species Haploclastus devamatha Prasanth & Jose, 2014 is indistinguishable from Thrigmopoeus psychedelicus Sanap & Mirza, 2014, the latter is herein considered junior synonym of the former. Occurrence of polychromatism in H. devamatha is noted, and two distinct colour morphs of the species are recognised, a pink form and a blue form. The natural history and conservation of the species are discussed and its known distribution is updated.