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

 

Reaper Cuttlefish (Sepia mestus)

….is a species of cuttlefish endemic to the warm southwestern Pacific ocean, they are more commonly found off of the reefs if Australia. Like several other cuttlefish species the reaper cuttlefish is sexually dimorphic as females grow significantly larger than their male counterparts. Like most cuttlefish species they are predators and will feed on arthropods, other mollusks and small invertebrates that are caught with two tentacles that are shot out at the prey item.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Mollusca-Cephalopoda-Sepiida-Sepiidae-Sepia-mestus

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