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

 

Common Kusimanse (Crossarchus obscurus)

is a small species of mongoose found only one the southernmost tip of Western Africa. Like several mongoose species this species is very social and lives in small nomadic families of 10-20 individuals with a hierarchical structure like that of meerkats. Unlike meerkats they are usually found in deep rainforests and use calls to communicate with each-other in the dense brush. Living in the rainforest brings them a wide diet of insects,small reptiles/mammals and sometimes fruit.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Carnivora-Herpestidae-Mungotinae-Crossarchus-obscurus

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