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longest tongue?
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Posted on 06-04-2006 19:59
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Taking some pics of a bee-fly today when much to my suprise it stuck it's tongue (or whatever it is called) out of it's proboscis- I thought the proboscis was it but these obviously have quite a reach.
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Posted on 07-04-2006 03:15
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Excellent photos, Brian!

The fly's proboscis is made of a dorsal labrum covering, internal stylettes (epipharynx, mandibles), {reduced maxillae?}, and a ventral labial sheath. The stylettes form the food and salvia canals. I have no idea what mechanism allows the extension to occur...

Anyone have an explanation?
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