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

 

Sabethes cyaneus

…a colorful species of mosquito that occurs in Central and South America, ranging from Belize to northern Argentina. Like most mosquitoes this species is a ‘parasite’ and will feed on the blood meal of mammals. Males of this species are known to put on an elaborate courtship display to attract females. This display consists of the male waving his legs and swinging his body back and forth.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Diptera-Nematocera-Culicomorpha-Culicoidea-Culicidae-Culcinae-Sabethini-Sabethes-S. cyaneus

Images: Sean McCann and Andre Megroz

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