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Bombylius tongue
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Posted on 27-04-2009 20:51
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While I was photgraphing Bombylius feeding I noticed in one photograph that the tip of its proboscis splits into a Y-shape when it withdraws its tongue from the flower - see also my blog at
http://cabinetofc...-lies.html
where I have speculated that this might be a mechanism to prevent airlocks in the proboscis after feeding on nectar. Does anyone know whether this speculation might be well-founded?
 
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Posted on 27-04-2009 20:56
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...and here's the image (I hope) that I failed to upload with the original post (haven't got the hang of this yet)
Greenfingers attached the following image:


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