Butterfly, September 4, 2020: Proboscis in detail

Without a doubt this is the best image I’ve captured of the butterfly’s proboscis, also known as a coiled tube. Butterflies don’t have teeth. The proboscis is just like a straw. The butterfly sucks up the nectar of the flower.

Can you see the proboscis?
Besides the proboscis, note the compound eye in this photograph.

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