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Proboscis Red Admiral

By mac
I noticed the curled-up proboscis of the butterfly so did a look-up on the Web and found this interesting answer.
The proboscis is vital to the survival of a butterfly and they cannot live if it has not formed properly. When they first emerge from their chrysalis their proboscis isnít fully developed. In fact, the proboscis is actually split in two and they must curl and uncurl it repeatedly until it fuses or zips together.

Tags: Butterfly Close-up Wildlife and nature

Voters: WesternRed, Chinga, FrancisChiles and 18 more

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24 Sep 2019 12:36AM
Beautiful image


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Nice capture Ian well done.
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2019 1:34AM
Both images are excellent !!
Good work, Isabel GrinGrin
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
24 Sep 2019 6:08AM
great close up work
24 Sep 2019 6:55AM
love the spread-eagle view in v.1
cats_123 Plus
15 4.9k 29 Northern Ireland
24 Sep 2019 8:40AM
Two great shots 😁
24 Sep 2019 11:34AM
Excellent detail, superb captures.

24 Sep 2019 1:05PM
Two beautiful photos Ian!

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