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

 

Spotless Starling (Sturnus unicolor)

…a species of starling that occurs in the Iberian Peninsula, Northwest Africa, south France, and surrounding islands. Like their common relatives (S.vulgaris) spotless starlings occupy a wide range of habitats and are often found in large mixed flocks. S.unicolor is a omnivore and will take invertebrates, berries, and human scraps. They are a hole-nesting species and will breed in tree holes, buildings and cliffs.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Passeriformes-Sturnidae-Sturnus-S. unicolor

Images: Luis Egido and Celestinoocosta

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