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

 

Speckled Tortoise (Homopus signatus)

also known as the speckled cape tortoise or the speckled padloper, H. signatus is a species of tortoise that is endemic to an area in Little Namaqualand in the west of South Africa. H. signatus typically inhabits granite outcrops and feeds mainly on succulents. The speckled tortoise is the smallest known species of tortoise with males measuring only 2-3 inches long and females measuring around 4 inches long.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Reptilia-Testudines-Cryptodira-Testudinoidea-Testudinidae-Homopus-H. signatus

Image(s): Homopus

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