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

 

Velella

(Velella velella)

also known as the sea raft or the by-the-wind sailor, the velella is a small species of free floating hydrozoan found in open waters worldwide. While they are not a siphonophore like the Man o’ War they live a similar lifestyle, in that they live on the ocean surface and use a sail for locomotion, and wait for food to move into their tentacles. also like most cnidarians they fall prey to nudibranchs like the blue dragon. They are found mostly on beaches due to the fact that they rely solely on their sail for locomotion, and some times that leads them to their demise.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Cnidaria-Medusozoa-Hydrozoa-Anthomedusae-Porpitidae-Velella-velella

Source,Source

  1. maraoliver reblogged this from newyorkmermaid
  2. ementen reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  3. armadilloclaws reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  4. sepiidae reblogged this from medazzaland
  5. cescelisme reblogged this from medazzaland
  6. medazzaland reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  7. biologistcarolina reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  8. daofficalwhitegurl reblogged this from awesome-oceans
  9. shetoldmetoshine reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  10. scientist-of-night-vale reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  11. up--withthebirds reblogged this from ibelieveingatsby
  12. berryradical reblogged this from ibelieveingatsby
  13. ibelieveingatsby reblogged this from aclowza
  14. art-inspiration-medley reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  15. controlatente reblogged this from summerneverens
  16. chocolateviper reblogged this from coldlithuanianheart
  17. coldlithuanianheart reblogged this from astronomy-to-zoology
  18. okapine reblogged this from kkaroushi
  19. killilex reblogged this from sammy-i-ammy
  20. denisodinson reblogged this from sammy-i-ammy
  21. sammy-i-ammy reblogged this from crazyfishguy
  22. uchao reblogged this from avatartagg
  23. avatartagg reblogged this from seashellsandscalytails
  24. seashellsandscalytails reblogged this from newyorkmermaid