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


Cockatoo Waspfish (Ablabys taenianotus)

Also known as the Leaf fish, Dwarf Lionfish, Shortfin Turkeyfish or Rouge Fish, the Cockatoo Waspfish is a species of scorpion fish endemic to the Western Pacific Ocean. Cockatoo Waspfish are often found resting on sandy bottoms or in fields of sea grass. They are nocturnal and emerge at night to feed by camouflaging themselves as a dead piece of wood or vegetation and snatching any small animals that pass by. Like the insect they are named after, cockatoo waspfish are indeed venomous and are covered in barbs which will produce a painful (but non lethal) sting.



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