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

 

Shocking Pink Dragon Millipede (Desmoxytes purpurosea)

….is a brightly colored species of flat-backed millipede endemic to Thailand. Discovered in 2007 this colorful millipede was found amound the leaf litter in a limestone cavern. As with most colorful animals this species is highly toxic and it produces hydrogen cyanide to protect itself from predators. They also smell like almonds.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Diplopoda-Polydesmida-Paradoxosomatidae-Desmoxytes-purpurosea

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