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 Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

Image: Erikwlyon

 

Scarlet Dwarf (Nannophya pygmaea

Also known as the Northern Pygmyfly or the “Tiny Dragonfly”, N.pygmaea is a small species of Libellulid dragonfly that ranges from Southeast Asia to China and Japan, it also occurs in parts of Australia. The scarlet dwarf is one of the smallest species of dragonfly that is known to science with a wingspan of only 20mm. Scarlet dwarves typically inhabit grassy swamps and other wet areas and are active at noon. Like some other odonates they typically assume a handstand-like position, this prevents them from overheating on hot days as they receive less radiation.

Classification

Animalia-Athropoda-Insecta-Odonata-Ansioptera-Libellulidae-Nannophya-N.pygmaea

Image(s): Alpsdake

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