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

 

Granulated Sea Star (Choriaster granulatus)

Also known as the doughboy or cushion star, the granulated sea star is a species of starfish found throughout the reefs of the Indo-Pacific and Eastern Africa. Like other seastars the granulated sea star mainly feeds on detritus but will eat small invertebrates and dead animals as well.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Echinodermata-Asteroidea-Valvatida-Oreasteridae-Choriaster-granulatus

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