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

 

Banana Slugs (Genus Ariolimax)

Members of the genus Ariolimax are known as banana slugs due to their bright yellow coloration. Currently there are three species of banana slugs known to science their populations range from the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and California. Banana slugs are decomposers and they will process dead leaves, mushrooms and dead plant material which they will recycle into soil humus, making them vital to the ecosystem.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Mollusca-Gastropoda-Stylommatophora-Afrionoidea-Ariolimacidae-Ariolimacinae-Ariolimax

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