A proboscis is an elongated feeding tube attached to the head of an animal. The most well known example of a proboscis in insects is the feeding tube used by adult butterflies and moths. The proboscis is a tube made by the elongated maxillae of the butterfly, these are u-shaped and held together with hooks to form a tube.
i took almost all of these photographs on my short lunch walks behind my office
ever since I noticed that first clear wing hummingbird moth resting on the sumac
I have seen them almost everyday
drining from the bergamot or joe pye weed
I think they are so amazing