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

 

Antarctic Sun Starfish (Labidiaster annulatus)

….is a species of seastar found in the cold waters around the Antarctic Peninsula and surrounding islands. Like alot of many-armed starfish the Antarctic Sun Starfish is a opportunistic predator “quickly” moving across the seabed with its many arms, searching for other echinoderms and  invertebrates to eat. It has also been observed climbing to an elevated position and extending its arms out like fishing rods, grabbing any prey that swims by. 

Phylogeny

Animalia-Echinodermata-Asteroidea-Foricpulatida-Heliasteridae-Labidiaster-annulatus

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