Hawkmoth tongue SEM

Hawkmoth tongue SEM

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Caption: Hawkmoth tongue. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the tongue (proboscis) of a hummingbird hawkmoth (Macroglossum stellatarum). This moth hovers in front of flowers while drinking nectar using this long tongue. It lives in Europe, and is active during the day. Magnification: x90 at 4x5 inch size.

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Keywords: animal, coloured, hawkmoth, hummingbird, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, macroglossum stellatarum, moth, nature, proboscis, scanning electron micrograph, sem, tongue, wildlife, zoology

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