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).

Disclamer: none of the pictures are mine unless stated

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

 

Striped Pyjama Squid

(Sepioloidea lineolata)

also known as the Striped Dumpling Squid, Despite it’s name it is actually a cuttlefish of the order (Sepiida). They are native to the Southern Indo-Pacific centered around Southern Australia. while it may look cute it is actually fairly poisonous, it is pretty small and grows up to 2 in in length. they tend to bury themselves in the sand where their heads are only visible probably for protection/hunting.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Mollusca-Cephalopoda-Sepiida-Sepiadariidae-Sepioloidea

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