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

 

Spirorbis spirorbis

…is not a snail, but is actually a small species of coiled polychaete worm that is found along the coasts of Britain, Ireland and Norway. S.spirorbis is usually found attached to seaweeds and eel grass, but it lives primarily on members of the genus Fucus. Once it attaches the small worm will use its feather-like tentacles to filter the water around it for nutrients. It also has one tentacle which is larger than the others, this tentacle is shaped like a saucer and is used as an operculum.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Annelida-Polychaeta-Canalipalpata-Sabellida-Serpulidae-Spirorbis-spirorbis

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