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

 

Children’s Stick Insect (Tropidoderus childrenii)
….a species of stick insect that is native to Australia. Like most phasmids they feed elusively on plant material and seemingly have a preference for eucalyptus. Like several other species of stick insect female children’s stick insects are capable of reproducing parthogenically and eggs are typically laid in the ‘winter’ and will hatch in late summer.
Classification
Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Phasmatodea-Phasmatidae-Tropidoderus-T. childrenii
Image: Arthur Chapman

Children’s Stick Insect (Tropidoderus childrenii)

….a species of stick insect that is native to Australia. Like most phasmids they feed elusively on plant material and seemingly have a preference for eucalyptus. Like several other species of stick insect female children’s stick insects are capable of reproducing parthogenically and eggs are typically laid in the ‘winter’ and will hatch in late summer.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Phasmatodea-Phasmatidae-Tropidoderus-T. childrenii

Image: Arthur Chapman

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