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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

 

Firefly Squid

(Watasenia scintillans)

Also known as the sparkling enope squid. is the sole species in the genus Watasenia

this cephalopod is special due to its remarkable trait of bioluminescence (meaning it can produce it’s own light) aside from this it is one of the only squid that has color vision. they use their bioluminescence to attract mates, during their mating season which lasts from march to june the waters are set alight with the squid. 

Phylogeny

Animalia-Mollusca-Cephalopoda-Teuthida-Enoploteuthidae-Watasenia

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