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).

Disclamer: none of the pictures are mine unless stated

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

 

Proboscis Anole (Anolis proboscis)

…a rare species of anole that is known from the western slopes of the Andes in Pichincha, Ecuador and from four areas around the town of Mindo, Pichincha. As their common name suggests male A.proboscis  sport a large proboscis which extends from their snout, this proboscis is used in courtship. 

The proboscis anole is currently listed as endangered and faces major threats from habitat loss and having a small range.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Reptilia-Squamata-Dactyloidae-Anolis-A.proboscis

Images: Luke Mahler

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