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

 

Crowned Bullfrog (Hoplobatrachus occipitalis)

…a species of true frog that is widely distributed throughout Africa. Crowned bullfrogs occupy a wide variation of habitats ranging from savannas to forests to rivers and lakes. They will only breed on small/medium-sized temporary waters as they cannot compete with fish.

Although the crowned bullfrog is listed as least concern, its population is in decline do to collection for human consumption and habitat loss. Although they are adaptable and they are not threatened.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Amphibia-Anura-Ranidae-Hoplobatrachus-H.occipitalis

Images: Brian Gratwicke and Tagant.org

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