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

 

Eastern Barred Bandicoot (Perameles gunnii)

…a small species of bandicoot that are native to Tasmania and southern Australia. Like other bandicoots the eastern barred bandicoot is nocturnal and will emerge at night to feed on insects on earthworms. During the day it will rest in a self made burrow. It uses its long nose as  a probe to locate and consume its prey.

Although it is listed as near threatened the eastern barred bandicoot is still suffering from habit loss and introduced predators. Its range was once distributed across Tasmania but now it is restricted to the eastern side of the island.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Marsupialia-Peramelemorphia-Peramelidae-Perameles-P.gunnii

Images: JJ Harrison and australianfauna.com

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