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

 

Dromia personata

…is a species of dromiid crab that occurs in the North Sea, Mediterranean Sea and parts of the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. They are typically found in areas ranging from the lower shore to depths of around 30 ft, however they are often found in caves as well. Like several other unrelated crab species the last two pairs of leg of D. personata are positioned dorsally and are used to hold a sponge in place as a form of camouflage.

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Decapoda-Brachyura-Dromiidae-Dromia-D. personata

Images: Hans Hillewaert and Tihomir Gržinčić

*they totally look like they’re wearing little beanies too.

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