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

 

Diamond Squid (Thysanoteuthis rhombus)
Also known as the diamondback squid, the diamond squid is a large species of thysanoteuthid squid that occurs in tropical and subtropical waters worldwide. Like other squids diamond squids are hunters and will hunt near the surface at night. They will ‘retreat’ to midwaters during the day. Diamond squid have unusually short arms and large fins which earn them their common name.
Diamond squid are noted for their unique “pyrosome-like” egg masses that float near the ocean’s surface.
Classification
Animalia-Mollusca-Cephalopoda-Coleoidea-Teuthida-Oegopsina-Thysanoteuthidae-Tysanoteuthis-T. rhombus
Image: John Arnold

Diamond Squid (Thysanoteuthis rhombus)

Also known as the diamondback squid, the diamond squid is a large species of thysanoteuthid squid that occurs in tropical and subtropical waters worldwide. Like other squids diamond squids are hunters and will hunt near the surface at night. They will ‘retreat’ to midwaters during the day. Diamond squid have unusually short arms and large fins which earn them their common name.

Diamond squid are noted for their unique “pyrosome-like” egg masses that float near the ocean’s surface.

Classification

Animalia-Mollusca-Cephalopoda-Coleoidea-Teuthida-Oegopsina-Thysanoteuthidae-Tysanoteuthis-T. rhombus

Image: John Arnold

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