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

 

Genus: Beaus

Beaus is an unusual genus of small Platygastrid wasps that occur worldwide. Adult Beaus spp. are unbelievably small and are parasitize on egg sacs of spiders of the family Lycosidae. Female Beaus spp. are wingless and phoretic, ‘riding’ on the female spider until her eggs are laid. The female will then lay her eggs inside the spider’s egg, the female wasps’s larvae will then develop inside the eggs until they reach adulthood. 

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Hymenoptera-Platygastroidea-Platygastridae-Scelioninae-Baeus

Images: ©tom murray and ©Ashley Bradford

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