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

 

Banded Stilt (Cladorhynchus leucocephalus)

…a species of stilt that is endemic to Australia. Like other stilts this species is a wader and will use its long legs and bill to walk through shallow water and pick out and eat small invertebrates and fish.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Charadriiformes-Recuvirostridae-Cladorhynchus-C. leucocephalus

Images: David Jenkins and sunphlo

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