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

 

Ring-tailed Mongoose (Galidia elegans)

…is not a true mongoose but a euplerid native solely to Madagascar. Like most carnivores the ring-tailed mongoose is a hunter and feeds on small mammals, fish, eggs and small invertebrates. They are also accomplished climbers and can navigate their humid forest habitat with ease. Ring-tailed Mongooses are also quite playful and are very active during the day.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Carnivora-Eupleridae-Galidia-elegans

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