Moth proboscis, SEM

Moth proboscis, SEM

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Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Moth proboscis. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the coiled proboscis of a moth (order Lepidoptera). The proboscis is an elongated part of the mouth, used for sucking up nectar and other liquids. Sensory taste sensilla (brown) occur at its tip. Magnification: x35 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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