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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

 

Apolemia uvaira

is a species of hydrozoan siphonophore found in the Atlantic, Indian and Antarctic oceans but is most common in the Mediterranean. It like all siphonophores is a colony of many animals called zooids all with specific tasks which form to make a single functioning animal. They are very similar in biology and appearance to Praya dubia which is another species of siphonophore, like P.dubia A.uvaria can grow quite long with individuals reported at 98ft long. They also are extremely toxic with a poison potent enough to kill large fish. they also look strangely similar to a whelks egg case

whelk egg case

Phylogeny

Animalia-Cnidaria-Hydrozoa-Siphonophora-Apolemiidae-Apolemia-uvaria

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