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

 

Yeti Crab

(Kiwa hirsuta)

also can be called a yeti lobster. is a rare crustacean found in deep Antarctic waters.

it is approximately 6 in length, but one of its most notable features is the setae (pseudo-hair) which covers it’s claws and legs this white-ish yellow hairlike fibers give it its name yeti. it was recently discovered in 2005 at around 7,200 ft living near hydro-thermal vents they are thought to be blind. and it’s hairy claws that to filter bacteria that come up trough hydro-thermal vents.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Anomura-Kiwaidae-Kiwa 

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