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

 

Coptothyris adamsi

…is a species of marine Branchiopod found in the Pacific Ocean. Although it may look like a clam C. adamsi is no clam and is actually a member of a group of ancient animals known as branchiopods which almost went extinct due to competition with bivalves. Branchiopods like bivalves are filter feeders but feed through the means of a lophophore (a series of cilliated tentacles) rather than a siphon like a bivalve.

Phylogeny 

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