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


Genus Tremoctopus

(Blanket Octopuses)

(not octopi octopuses is correct when referring to different species)

Blanket octopuses are a genus of pelagic (open water) octopuses that live in most tropical oceans. They get the name blanket due to the fact that the females have long webbing on their tentacles which looks like a blanket. These species exhibit extreme sexual dimorphism as the females are alot bigger than males and have the webbing, whereas males are a few centimeters long and have no webbing. This webbing is used as a defense mechanism, when a predator approaches the female she unveils her webbing making her look alot bigger. They also have the Badass property of being immune to the Portuguese man o war’s toxin and actually rip off their tentacles and use them for defensive purposes.



Image 1 Source, Image 2 Source.

  1. contemporaryuser reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  2. justagoldfish reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  3. crimsondeathangel13 reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  4. madhouseofazoia reblogged this from the-aspiring-apiarist
  5. vegangstaparty reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  6. incaudavenenumm reblogged this from sarannosaurausrex
  7. melissa-ann-n reblogged this from smallvagina
  8. the-aspiring-apiarist reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  9. rllyhardcore reblogged this from carldangerous
  10. carldangerous reblogged this from smallvagina
  11. mysticalforestcreature reblogged this from smallvagina
  12. blindpaintedcupid reblogged this from smallvagina
  13. nearly-headless-biancs reblogged this from smallvagina
  14. thefeels5ever reblogged this from smallvagina
  15. redheadwithdreads reblogged this from smallvagina
  16. smallvagina reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  17. shinobi32 reblogged this from headfullofaciddd
  18. headfullofaciddd reblogged this from hotterthanmustafar
  19. fuzzykittysoftkitty reblogged this from a-flying-narwhal
  20. hotterthanmustafar reblogged this from sarannosaurausrex
  21. a-flying-narwhal reblogged this from sarannosaurausrex
  22. sarannosaurausrex reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  23. silentinthegrave reblogged this from theuniquemind
  24. peruvianpuffpepper2 reblogged this from ufocottoncandy
  25. catch1408 reblogged this from moncherikissme
  26. immabadfishtoo reblogged this from ambernylecrocodile
  27. ambernylecrocodile reblogged this from moncherikissme
  28. theuniquemind reblogged this from moncherikissme
  29. tellmeeverythingiwannahear reblogged this from moncherikissme
  30. getlostinsidethemusic reblogged this from moncherikissme
  31. moncherikissme reblogged this from ilbh