Pieris Brassicae

A butterfly better know as cabbage white caught in the act of feeding. If you look closely, you can see the thin proboscis extending from the head to a nearby flower. The proboscis is curled up in a coil and flicked out when feeding. Since the tube in the proboscis is so small, most butterflies and moths can only feed on liquids or liquids containing particles small enough to fit through the narrow feeding canal.


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