Moth proboscis, SEM

Moth proboscis, SEM

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This image is part of the feature Microworld Of Susumu Nishinaga

Credit: SUSUMU NISHINAGA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Moth proboscis. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the coiled proboscis of an unidentified moth (order Lepidoptera). The proboscis is an elongated part of the mouth, used for sucking up nectar and other liquids. Magnification unknown.

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Keywords: animal, coil, coiled, coils, coloured, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, lepidoptera, moth, mouthpart, mouthparts, nature, proboscis, scanning electron micrograph, sem, spiral, spiralling, wildlife, zoology

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