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

 

Radiated Tortoise

(Astrochelys radiata

is a species of tortoise native to Southern Madagascar, along with populations introduced on the islands of Reunion and Mauritius. They get the name radiated from the yellow lines that radiate from the center of each dark plate on the shell these lines are far more detailed than any other species of star patterned tortoises alive today. these tortoises like most are grazers and eat fruit and plants in dry brush and scrub lands. Unfortunately this species is critically endangered due to habitat destruction and poaching and several conservation projects are currently trying to save the species from extinction.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Reptilia-Testudines-Cryptodira-Testudinidae-Astrochelys-radiata

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