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

 

Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus)

Also known as the blue bull, the nilgai is a large species of Asian antelope found throughout India. Like other antelopes the nilgai is a grazer and can often be found in grass and scrublands foraging on grasses, fruits and leaves. Like other ungulates nilgai tend to form small herds of same sex individuals, these herds are not fixed and indiviudals leave and join reguarly. Nigai are sexually dimorphic as females are a cream color and males are a blue-brown color thus the nickname blue bull.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Artiodactyla-Bovidae-Bovinae-Boselaphus-tragocamelus

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