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

 

"Air Fern" (Serularia argentea)

…although it may look like a plant S. argentea is a species of hydrozoan that occurs throughout the North Sea. Like other hydrozoans S. argentea is a colonial animal consisting of multiple animals known as zooids. Like other cnidarians S. argentea likely feeds on small microorganisms which are dispatched via stinging nematocysts.

S. argentea is often sold commercially as a ‘decorative plant’ or as an aquarium item. Despite its resemblance to a plant as mentioned before air ferns are animals and are sold as calcium carbonate ‘skeletons’.

Classification

Animalia-Cnidaria-Hydrozoa-Leptolinae-Leptomedusae-Conica-Sertularioidea-Sertulariidae-Sertularia-S. argentea

Images: Magnus Manske and infovek.sk

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