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

 

Electric Blue Crayfish (Procambarus alleni)

Also known as the blue crayfish, the electric blue crayfish is a species of freshwater crayfish endemic to Florida and the Florida keys in the United States. Like other freshwater crayfish the blue crayfish is found in running streams and brooks where it feeds on plants, dead animals and small invertebrates. Due to their striking blue color they have become increasingly popular in the aquarium trade.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Cambaridae-Procambarus-Leconticambarus-alleni

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