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

 

Blushing Snail (Succinea sanctaehelenae)

…a species of amber snail endemic to the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic. Its glossy ‘blushing’ shell’s color is caused by light which strikes through the snails translucent body and shell. It’s shell also has only a few whorls and grows rapidly in size. 

This species is poorly researched and little is known about is biology or reproductive habits. Currently the blushing snail is listed as near threatened this is thought to be due to a mix of its small habitat and deforestation. 

Phylogeny

Animalia-Mollusca-Gastropoda-Elasmognatha-Succineoidea-Succineidae-Succineinae-Succinea-sanctaehelenae

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