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

 

Lantern Fly (Fulgora lanternaria)

is not a fly at all but a species of planthopper endemic to Central and South America. This species get’s its name form its long protuberance on its head which at one point was thought to be luminescent. Those two eye spots on the insects wings are user to deter potential predators because large eyes are the scariest thing ever. It is also though that its huge head is also is a display to deter predators.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Hemiptera-Fulgoridae-Fulgora-lanternaria

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