Hi, I'm Andrew and I’m just a simple 19 year old guy and zoology student that posts random factoids about obscure animals and general animal science/zoology/biology stuff so if you like animals this is the place for you, if you only like cute animals this is not the place for you… Also I can ID any animals you might need identified (just submit them to me).

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Family Callidulidae: An unusual family of moths known as "Old World Butterfly-moths. Callidulids are a family of butterfly like moths which are distributed throughout southeast Asia and Oceania. Callidulids can exhibit both day and night flying behavior and typically hold their wings over thier backs like butterflies. Thier closest relatives are know truly known but they are thought to be close to hook-tip and geometer moths.

Image: L. Shyamal

 

Risso’s dolphin 

(Grampus griseus

is the only species that is in the genus Grampus. named after Antoine Risso. found in most coastal environments aside form Brazil and west Africa  these cetaceans can reach up to 14ft and weigh around 600-1100 pounds making it the largest species to hold the name “dolphin”. they feed exclusively on neritic and squid in pods of 10-50 individuals. One of their most unique characteristics is their mottled colour which could give the appearance of scars.

Phylogeny

 Animalia-Chordata-Synapsida-Mammalia-Cetacea-Delphinidae-Grampus

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