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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

 

Genus Thelotornis

(Twig Snakes)

…also known as bird snakes Thelotornis is a genus of three species of snakes in the family Colubrinae, found in parts of Africa. The name twig  comes from their long or slender bodies and their habit of freezing and swaying on trees making them look similar twig. they may look small and cute but they are highly venomous and fatal, a trait unusual among colubrid snakes.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Reptilia-Squamata-Serpentes-Colubridae-Colubrinae-Thelotornis-(capensis,kirtlandii,usambaricus)

Source,Source,Source

1st image is T.kirtlandii

2nd is T.capensis

3rd is T.usambaricus

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