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

 

White Witch (Thysania agrippina)

Also known as the Birdwing Moth, Ghost Moth, Great Grey Witch and the Great Owlet Moth, the white witch is a large species of Noctuid moth that occurs in Mexico, Central and South America but occasionally appears as far north as Texas. The white witch is considered to be the lepidopteran with the largest wingspan, with individuals sporting impressive 31 cm wingspans. White witch larvae likely feed on members of Fabaceae, Senna and Cassia. Although this has not yet been confirmed. 

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Lepidoptera-Noctuidae-Thysania-T.agrippina

Images: voir ci-dessous and Allan Drewitt

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