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

 

"Red Bull"(Acanthonotozoma inflatum)

Is a species of iphimediid amphipod that is found throughout the Arctic, North Atlantic, and Pacific oceans. Noted for its unique red coloration that earned it its name this amphipod is usually found in red algae, using its coloration as camouflage. However, the “red bull’s” diet consists mostly of bryozoans, instead of the algae it rests on.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Peracarida-Amphipoda-Gammaridea-Iphimediidae-Acanthonotozoma-A.inflatum

Image(s): Alexander Semenov

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