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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

 

Phylum Tardigrada

(Water Bears) 

Tardigrades are a phylum of small water dwelling animals found throughout the world. Their most notable feature is their ability to survive in extreme environments  they can survive in temperatures ranging from -459-304 degrees Fahrenheit and can withstand high amounts of radiation, several experiments have been conducted where tardigrades have returned from days of low earth orbit alive, making them the first animal to survive in the vacuum of space. Unlike their ursine relatives  they are quite small with the biggest of the 1,150 species growing up to 1.5 mm long. The name water bear comes from the animals barrellike shape and legs (although bears don’t have 8 legs) making them look similar to a bear and the water part comes from the fact they live in water.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Ecdysozoa(panarthropoda)-Tardigrada

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