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 Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

Image: Erikwlyon

 

Eresus cinnaberinus (no common name)

is a endangered species of spider native to Central and Southern Europe, and a secluded area in England. This spiders most distinct feature is its four black dots on its abdomen, which presumably is supposed to resemble a ladybird beetle. Like alot of spiders this species is dimorphic as females are all black with occasional yellow coloration. The female spiders live in fairly sized underground tubes which are layered with silk on the top, which the spider uses to trap insects like beetles and millipedes. eventually the males will find one of the holes and take up residence with the female in her tube where they will feed from the same web.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Arachnida-Araneae-Eresidae-Eresus-cinnaverinus

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