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


Blue Button (Porpita porpita)

…a species of colonial porpitid hydrozoans which occur in tropical and sub-tropical waters of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans. Although blue buttons look similar to jellyfish they are actually a colony of numerous hydrozoan polyps. Blue buttons are typically seen drifting on the surface of the ocean where it feeds on zooplankton which drift too close. Blue button colonies consist of two main parts: the float which is a hard brown circle which keeps the colony afloat, and the colony which forms the “tentacles” of the organism, these tentacles are laced with nematocysts which are used to dispatch prey.  


Animalia-Cnidaria-Medusozoa-Hydrozoa-Anthomedusae-Porpitidae-Porpita-P. porpita

Images: Bruce Moravchik and Tanay PrabhuDesai

  1. ritualofthehabit reblogged this from blasvartr
  2. blasvartr reblogged this from koryos
  3. girlwithdarkhair reblogged this from hazel-escapes
  4. hellabovehope reblogged this from hazel-escapes
  5. hazel-escapes reblogged this from awishuponapond
  6. awishuponapond reblogged this from light-behind-the-eyelids
  7. wanderingrust reblogged this from kiteworth
  8. wingedwulfie reblogged this from kiteworth
  9. theowlcat reblogged this from kiteworth
  10. misshapensharks reblogged this from kiteworth
  11. kiteworth reblogged this from thegreenwolf
  12. michimera reblogged this from medusajellies
  13. be-my-mirror-my-sword-and-shield reblogged this from thepoliticalhippie
  14. betweenthevoid reblogged this from beautasha
  15. absinthiumartemisia reblogged this from the-darkest-of-lights
  16. l0psided reblogged this from tree-0f-lyfe
  17. raisha reblogged this from bonewhiteglory
  18. neoproxeh reblogged this from bonewhiteglory
  19. ukabu reblogged this from bonewhiteglory
  20. bonewhiteglory reblogged this from ocularcannibal
  21. ocularcannibal reblogged this from sesame-oil