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.  

Classification

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

Images: Bruce Moravchik and Tanay PrabhuDesai

  1. victoriasfuckingsecrets reblogged this from disbtxh
  2. disbtxh reblogged this from cornfalkes
  3. deathraylasercrazy reblogged this from thegreenwolf
  4. legitimutt reblogged this from kiteworth
  5. dr-paladiknight reblogged this from macko-mori
  6. pessimistic-pizza reblogged this from macko-mori
  7. emeraldmew reblogged this from bluefox4
  8. bluefox4 reblogged this from theakumabaka
  9. zeit-heist reblogged this from macko-mori
  10. theakumabaka reblogged this from macko-mori
  11. dooberlane reblogged this from macko-mori
  12. smallsaint reblogged this from macko-mori
  13. hailing-hydra reblogged this from macko-mori
  14. macko-mori reblogged this from bckybear
  15. fly-badonkadonk reblogged this from shooting-up-pie-in-the-sky
  16. youre-quite-lovely-underneath reblogged this from thecactusinthevalley
  17. punkrocklegend reblogged this from shooting-up-pie-in-the-sky
  18. thecactusinthevalley reblogged this from shooting-up-pie-in-the-sky
  19. shooting-up-pie-in-the-sky reblogged this from thisisbeans
  20. thisisbeans reblogged this from cornfalkes
  21. cornfalkes reblogged this from bckybear
  22. bckybear reblogged this from koryos
  23. ritualofthehabit reblogged this from blasvartr
  24. blasvartr reblogged this from koryos