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

 

Sand Cat

(Felis margarita)

Also known as the Sand Dune Cat is a species of cat endemic to deserts of Northern Africa and parts of Central Asia (thus the name). They are about the same size as a common house cat growing up to around 20in in length and weighing in at around 3-7lbs. Some of their major characteristics are their fairly broad head and Wide ears which can be flattened and pointed down if needed. In terms of coloration they are mostly a sandy-yellow color with black and brown bars, and green eyes. Like their name might give off they live in deserts, preferably ones with flat terrain and sparse vegetation as they can survive in climate ranging from 23-126 degrees Fahrenheit. Like most other cats they have a diet of rodents and other small animals. Due to habitat degradation and other reasons like animal introduction the sand cat has been listed as near threatened by the IUCN.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Carnivora-Felidae-Felis-margarita

Image 1 Source, Image 2 Source


  1. kurokitty reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  2. snortsrainbows reblogged this from peachesandxanax
  3. peachesandxanax reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  4. yermobatmansky reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  5. fallofthepolitics reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  6. lilsaii reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  7. rawrdragon4 reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  8. lipshapedbruises reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  9. beruthielthequeen reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  10. clevver-idiot reblogged this from breakfast-with-satan
  11. applebuttz reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  12. dragonwriter142 reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  13. pteroglossus reblogged this from gstrnat
  14. gstrnat reblogged this from kiderinuponamountain
  15. kiderinuponamountain reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  16. ewww-gross-this-damn-blog reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  17. sittingontheedgeofastar reblogged this from protector-ofthe-small
  18. awweeoo-killer-tofu reblogged this from protector-ofthe-small
  19. zagadska reblogged this from pastthepencil
  20. pastthepencil reblogged this from cosmic-petrichor
  21. cosmic-petrichor reblogged this from protector-ofthe-small and added:
    I WANT ONE
  22. protector-ofthe-small reblogged this from dualpaperbags
  23. dualpaperbags reblogged this from monstergrins
  24. monstergrins reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology