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

 

Hooded Sea Slug

(Melibe leonina)

Is a species of nudibranch of the family Tethydidae, this species can be found on the west coast of North America, from Alaska all the way to Baja California. The name hooded comes from the large oral hood that the animal possess, this hood is  filled with sensory tentacles and the animal can open and throw said hood forward in order to catch food. when removed from the water they exude a sweet fruit like oder

Phylogeny

Animalia-Mollusca-Gastropoda-Tritonioidea-Tethydidae-Melibe-leonia

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