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

 

Florida horse conch

(Triplofusus giganteus)

is a large species of marine gastropod native to the North American Atlantic coast from North Carolina to the Yucatan. This species can be found in shallow subtidal flats, where it hunts other marine gastropods like the queen conch and lightning whelk. The Florida horse conch is one of the largest gastropods alive today, with a shell growing up to 2ft long. Despite its name it is not a true conch as it is not in the genus strombus. It is also the state shell of Florida.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Mollusca-Gastropoda-Buccinoidea-Fasciolariidae-Triplofuscus-giganteus

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