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


Northern Ghost Bat (Diclidurus albus)

…a rare species of sac-winged bat that ranges from Mexico to eastern Brazil and some of the Caribbean islands. Like most bats northern ghost bats are nocturnal and feed at night for flying insects. During the day they can be found roosting under palms, they are solitary and don’t congregate outside the breeding season. Unlike other members of Emballonuridae D.albus does not have wing sacs. Instead they have a unique gland on their uropatagium. The exact function of this gland is not yet known but it is thought it to play  a part in breeding. Northern ghost bats also have vestigial thumbs unlike other members of Diclidurus.



Images: SergeiKoultchitskii and Erwin Holzer

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