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

 

Synaptula lamperti

…is a species of sea cucumber endemic to Indo-Pacific waters. Like most sea cucumbers S. lamperti is a detritivore and feeds on detritus, diatoms found on marine animals like sponges, mostly on the elephant ear sponge, and corals. Like other holothurians this species only feeds at night as its feeding tentacles are delicate and it is less risky to expose them at night.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Echinodermata-Holothuroidea-Apodida-Synaptidae-Synaptula-lamperti

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