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

 

Whip Spider (Argyrodes colubrinus)

is a species of comb-footed spider found in eastern Australia. This spider is noted for eating juvenile wandering spiders by immediately descending on them when the spider hits its web. They are also characterized by their long abdomen from which I assume they get their name, this long abdomen probably helps camouflage the arachnid among sticks.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Arachnida-Araneae-Theridiiae-Argyrodes-colubrinus

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