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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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- Fall '11