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

 

Pachyloidellus goliath

…a species of tropical harvestman that is native to Argentina in South America.  P.goliath is mainly active at night and is a generalist predator and has been observed feeding mostly on earthworms and a variety small insects. Like other harvestmen species when threatened P.goliath can secrete a defensive secretion which produces a strong odor in attempt to deter potential predators.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Arthropoda-Chelicerata-Arachnida-Opiliones-Grassatores-Gonyleptidae-Pachyloidellus-P.goliath

Images: Glauco Machado and Jovengandalf

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