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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

 

"Vegetarian spider" (Bagheera kiplingi)

is a species of jumping spider found in parts of Central America. This spider is unique in that it is the only known spider to have a herbivorous diet. The spider who was named after the panther in the jungle book usually inhabits trees of the genus Acacia where it eats the fat rich nubs off the tips of the leaves on the tree (they also consume nectar). Like alot of spiders B.kiplingi is sexually dimorphic as females and males have different coloration.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Arachnida-Araneae-Salticidae-Dendryphantinae-Bagheera-kiplingi

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