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 Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

Image: Erikwlyon

 

Hooded Grasshopper (Teratodes monticollis)

…is a species of grasshopper found throughout India and Sri Lanka. Despite their flashy hoods, hooded grasshoppers are pretty normal insects, as they are usually found in vegetation where they feed on leaves. Their hoods are in-fact camouflage to make the insect look more like a leaf. 

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Orthoptera-Acrididae-Teratodes-monticollis

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