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

 

 Silky Anteater

(Cyclopes didactylus)

also known as the pygmy anteater the silky anteater is a species of anteater of the family Cyclopedidae (its the only species in it’s family), they are endemic to parts of Central and Southern America. they earned the name pygmy due to the fact that they are the smallest living anteaters at only 18in long (24 with their tail). Like alot of other anteaters they are both nocturnal and arboreal and spend most of their time moving slowly among the canopy feeding on small invertebrates ants, i wonder why?

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Pilosa-Vermilingua-Cyclopedidae-Cyclopes-didactylus

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