Sphinx moth, Deilephila, nectar-feeding on flower

Sphinx moth, Deilephila, nectar-feeding on flower

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Caption: High-speed photograph of the Sphinx moth, Deilephila elpenor, feeding on nectar of the Valeriana flower. The long proboscis of this moth is used to reach nectar found at the base of the flower tube. In this process of feeding, pollen grains attach to the long mouthpart and Deilephila elpenor acts as a pollinator, transferring pollen to other Valeriana flowers. The pink colouration of the moth blends in with the flower petals to camouflage this moth while it is feeding.

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Keywords: animal, camouflage, deilephila, deilephila elpenor, feeding, flower, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, moth, moth on flower, nature, nectar, pollination, proboscis, sphinx, sphinx moth, type, valeriana, wildlife, zoology

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