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

 

Ribbon seal

(Histriophoca fasciata)

is a species of seal of the family Phocidae (true seals). They can be found in Arctic regions of the North Pacific notably in the Sea of Okhotsk and the Bering Sea. The seals are a medium size species growing up to 5 ft long and weighing in at around 200 lb. They get the name Ribbon seal due to their Striking stripes and circles against their fur looking almost as if the seal is wrapped up in ribbons. Like most other pinnipeds they have a diet of mostly squid, fish and crustaceans. Currently they listed as vulnerable by the IUCN due to hunting and climate change.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Carnivora-Phocidae-Histriophoca-fasciata

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