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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


Mangrove Horseshoe Crab (Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda)

…is a species of horseshoe crab found throughout Southeast Asia and India and is the only member of the genus Carcinoscorpius. Like other horseshoe crabs the mangrove horseshoe crab is primarily nocturnal and feeds on benthic invertebrates like insect larvae, worms, and crustaceans, it grinds these food items up with its bristly legs and moves them into its chelicerae to be ingested. Like their Atlantic cousins mangrove horseshoe crabs will congregate in the shallows during the spring for mating (although they don’t do it in the same force.)



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