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

 

Ringneck Snake (Diadophis punctatus)

Also known as the ring-necked snake, the ringneck snake is a species of colubrid snake found throughout the United States, Mexico and parts of southeastern Canada. Ringneck snakes are nocturnal and feed on salamanders, slugs and other small animals. As their coloration may allude to, this snake is venomous, but only slightly they pose no threat to humans as they are usually non-aggressive. When threatened the ringneck snake will curl up their tail which exposes their bright underbelly to a potential predator letting them know that putting this snake on the menu would not be a good idea. This species has 13 distinct subspecies some of which have different coloration.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Reptilia-Squamata-Serpentes-Colubridae-Diadophis-punctatus

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