Hawkmoth just emerged from its chrysalis

Hawkmoth just emerged from its chrysalis

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Credit: CLAUDE NURIDSANY & MARIE PERENNOU/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Hawkmoth. Unidentified species of hawkmoth, family Sphingidae, which has just emerged from its chrysalis (lower frame). Hawkmoths have excellent powers of flight; many are able to hover in the air while sucking nectar from flowers with their long proboscises. Many long tubular flowers depend on these moths for pollination since few insects have a sufficiently long proboscis to reach the deep bases of such flowers. This specimen is allowing its wings to dry after emerging from the pupal stage, during which the internal systems of the larva are reorganized and adult external structures develop.

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Keywords: adult, animal, chrysalis, hawk, hawkmoth, hawkmoth and chrysal, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, metamorphosis, moth, moth chrysalis, nature, sphingidae, wildlife, with adult hawkmoth, with chrysali, zoology

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