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

 

Botulus microporus

…a large species of trematode that lives in the intestines of predatory lancetfish (Genus: Alepisaurus) found in the Gulf of Mexico and some European waters. It is also found in some piscivorous sharks that have fed on lancetfish. The biology of B.microporus is not well known and much is still unknown about its life cycle.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Platyhelminthes-Trematoda-Plagiorchiida-Hirundinellidae-Botulus-B.microporus

Images: Anilocra and Peter Wirtz

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