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

 

Common Kingslayer (Malo kingi)
…a species of Irukandji jellyfish that inhabits the waters off of Australia. This species gets its name after one of its victims who was named Robert King, a tourist who was stung and killed. Like other cubozoans this species is very small with a bell no larger than a cubic centimeter. The common kingslayer uses its long and highly venomous tentacles, which can measure around 3ft long, to catch prey which usually consists of fast swimming fish.
M.kingi’s venom is highly potent and causes Irukandji syndrome which will cause severe pain, vomiting and rapid rise in blood pressure in humans.
Phylogeny
Animalia-Cnidaria-Cubozoa-Carybdeida-Tamoyidae-Malo-M.kingi
Image: GondwanaGirl

Common Kingslayer (Malo kingi)

…a species of Irukandji jellyfish that inhabits the waters off of Australia. This species gets its name after one of its victims who was named Robert King, a tourist who was stung and killed. Like other cubozoans this species is very small with a bell no larger than a cubic centimeter. The common kingslayer uses its long and highly venomous tentacles, which can measure around 3ft long, to catch prey which usually consists of fast swimming fish.

M.kingi’s venom is highly potent and causes Irukandji syndrome which will cause severe pain, vomiting and rapid rise in blood pressure in humans.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Cnidaria-Cubozoa-Carybdeida-Tamoyidae-Malo-M.kingi

Image: GondwanaGirl

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