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

 

Bannana Bat (Musonycteris harrisoni)

is a unique species of bat found only in western mexico. This species gets its name not from its diet but the fact that the bat acts as a pollinator of the banana plant as it feeds on its flowers. The banana bat can feed on flowers due to its hummingbird-esque long snout and freakishly long tongue which is two thirds of the bats body length. These bats are usually seen roosting in small groups in trees and rocky overhangs.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Chiroptera-Phyllostomidae-Musonycteris-harrisoni

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