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).

Disclamer: none of the pictures are mine unless stated

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

 

Hi! This isn’t a real submission I just have a question about this animal (?) and wanted to include the picture. My friends found this picture in the internet and now we wonder what this is. To me it looks just like a funny piece of wood but … who knows ;)

Do you maybe know anything about this charming creature? Thankyou!

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That is the beautiful mug of the Mata-Mata (Chelus fimbriata)  which is a species of South American turtle, that hunts by “vacuuming” prey into its mouth. I made a post of one awhile ago so you can go there for some more information. 

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