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

 

Yellow Cluster Anemone (Parazoanthus axinellae)

…a species of zoanthid coral that occurs off the coasts of southern Atlantic Europe and in the Mediterranean Sea. Unlike true anemones zoanthids like P.axinellae differ in their internal anatomy and colony formation. Like most cnidarians yellow cluster anemones are ‘carnivores’ and will feed on passing food items that are dispatched via nematocysts.

Classification

Animalia-Cnidaria-Anthozoa-Zoantharia-Zoanthidea-Parazoanthidae-Parazoanthus-P. axinellae

Images: Yoruno and Alfiero Brisotto

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