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

 

Parvulastra paravivipara
…is an extremely small species of sea star that occurs on off the coasts of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. P. paravivipara typically inhabits intertidal rock pools, usually those that have granite rocks. Parvulastra paravivipara is noted for its unusual life cycle, In which adults are self-fertilizing hermaphrodites and the eggs are brooded within the gonads. There is no planktonic stage and the developing young are cannibalistic and will feed on other embryos and juveniles inside the brood pouch. When they are mature enough they will be released into the water where they will live out their life, likely in the same pool they were born in.
Classification
Animalia-Echinodermata-Asteroidea-Valvatida-Asterinidae-Parvulastra-P. parvivipara
Image: Jennifer Viegas

Parvulastra paravivipara

…is an extremely small species of sea star that occurs on off the coasts of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. P. paravivipara typically inhabits intertidal rock pools, usually those that have granite rocks. Parvulastra paravivipara is noted for its unusual life cycle, In which adults are self-fertilizing hermaphrodites and the eggs are brooded within the gonads. There is no planktonic stage and the developing young are cannibalistic and will feed on other embryos and juveniles inside the brood pouch. When they are mature enough they will be released into the water where they will live out their life, likely in the same pool they were born in.

Classification

Animalia-Echinodermata-Asteroidea-Valvatida-Asterinidae-Parvulastra-P. parvivipara

Image: Jennifer Viegas

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