Buttefly-life-cycle-2 - proboscis abdomen The proboscis is...

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The Large White butterfly feeds on nectar from flowers using its long tubular proboscis. It is attracted to the flowers by their colour and scent. The antennae are the organs of smell. fore-wing hind wing antenna thorax abdomen compound eye fore-wing hind wing antenna At rest, the butterfly folds its wings upwards. In flight. both wings beat in unison. The compound eyes consist of thousands of separate lenses with light-sensitive cells beneath them.
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Unformatted text preview: proboscis abdomen The proboscis is like a flexible drinking straw. It is kept coiled beneath the head, but when the butterfly feeds, it is extended to form a long tube which reaches to the nectaries inside the flower, and sucks up nectar antenna compound eye proboscis The butterfly lays its eggs on the plant that the caterpillar will feed on © D.G. Mackean...
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