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

 

Venus flytrap sea anemone

(Actinoscyphia aurelia)

is a large species of sea anemone found in deep water canyons in the Gulf of Mexico and West Africa. As alluded to by its name it acts in a similar fashion to a venus flytrap in that it entombs its prey in its mouth by closing its tentacles (they also do this for protection). They like most sea anemones are suspension feeders, meaning they orient themselves towards the water column and wait for food to come to them.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Cnidaria-Anthozoa-Actiniaria-Actinocyphiidae-Actinoscyphia-aurelia

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