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

 

Spotted Eagle Ray (Aetobatus narinari)

is a species of stingray found in most tropical waters around the world. This ray gets its name from the bright spots/rings that line the animals back. they can get fairly big with mature adults growing up to 16ft long and can have a wingspan of up to 10 feet. Spotted eagle rays are usually found near the bottom where they dig through the sand with their snout to find small crustaceans and burrowing fish, they are also known to jump out of the water and there has been one instance of one striking and killing someone in a boat…..

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Chondrichtyhes-Myliobatiformes-Myliobatidae-Aetobatus-narinari

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    A HUGE one of these guys glided under our snorkel group today :D Coolest thing
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    the spotted eagle ray is the most majestic creature I’ve ever seen. gorgeous.
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