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


Econfuciusornis zhengi

…a species of confuciusornithiform bird that lived in Early Cretaceous China. Like other members of Confuciusornithidae E.zhengi  possessed both shafted and non-shafted feathers and was capable of flight, it probably acted similar to modern birds. E.zhengi was smaller than the famous Confuciusornis it also had longer legs and lacked a pierced deltopectoral crest on the humerus.



Images: Nobu Tamura and University of Bristol

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