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Unformatted text preview: up their nectar. Aphid Mosquito Honey bee In these three insects, the mouth parts are elongated and, in the case of mosquito and aphid, are modified to pierce skin and plant tissue respectively to suck up blood or plant juices. The honey bees proboscis is modified to probe into flowers and suck up nectar The houseflys labium is elongated and forms a pad at the end. The pad is placed on the food, saliva is secreted and the food is dissolved and sucked up Butterfly Housefly D.G. Mackean labium mandibles and maxillae mandibles and maxillae skin leaf labium mandible labium labium proboscis antenna...
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course BIO 218 taught by Professor Young during the Fall '11 term at BYU.
- Fall '11