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

 

"Chocolate Tube Slime" (Stemonitis fusca)

…although it may look like a fungus S.fusca is actually a amoebozoan protist that is found worldwide. Like some other slime molds they typically grow in clusters on rotting wood and are characterized by their tall brown sporangia (spores) which are supported by slender stalks.

Classification

Ameobozoa-Mycetozoa-Myxogastria-Stemonitida-Stemonitidae-Stemonitis-S. fusca

Images: bdunc photos and 6el

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