STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Moth proboscis. 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 occur at its tip. Magnification: x35 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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