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

 

Atlantic bay Scallop (Argopecten irradians)

is a species of saltwater clam native to the East coast of North America. Yes those little blue dots are eyes, scallops actually have around 100 simple eyes around their mantle. Although it looks like the scallop has teeth  they are simple filter feeders and don’t eat anything of substance these teeth are tentacles that simply help the animal move food into its mouth. All in all scallops are basically awesome, they also taste good!

Phylogeny

Animalia-Mollusca-Bivalvia-Pectinidae-Argopecten-irradians

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