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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

 

Parson’s Chameleon (Calumma parsonii)

is a large species of chameleon native to the forests of eastern and northern Madagascar. Largely considered to be the second largest chameleon alive (the Malagasy Giant Chameleon being the largest) with adults growing up 27 inches long (a little smaller than a cat). There are two subspecies/morphs of this species. One where the males eyes are orange and the body is a green or turquoise color (as shown in the 1st picture), and the Second where the male has a yellow mouth and is usually larger, females don’t exhibit these morphs.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Reptilia-Squamata-Lacertilia-Chamaeleonidae-Chamaeleoninae-Calumma-parsonii

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