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

 

Lucernaria janetae
…a large species of stalked jellyfish that was discovered in 2003 on deep-sea hydrothermal vents in the East Pacific. L.janetae is one of the largest staurozoans known with a 100mm wide and 50mm deep calyx. Like other staurozoans this species is a suspension feeder and will feed on small pelagic crustaceans that wander too close to its stinging tentacles.
Classification
Animalia-Cnidaria-Staurozoa-Stauromedusae-Lucernariidae-Lucernaria-L. janetae
Image: Collins, A. G., and M. Dal

Lucernaria janetae

…a large species of stalked jellyfish that was discovered in 2003 on deep-sea hydrothermal vents in the East Pacific. L.janetae is one of the largest staurozoans known with a 100mm wide and 50mm deep calyx. Like other staurozoans this species is a suspension feeder and will feed on small pelagic crustaceans that wander too close to its stinging tentacles.

Classification

Animalia-Cnidaria-Staurozoa-Stauromedusae-Lucernariidae-Lucernaria-L. janetae

Image: Collins, A. G., and M. Dal

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