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Listed under:  Science  >  Life  >  Animal structure and function  >  Body parts  >  Proboscis
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Animal weapons: geography cone shell

This is a colour clip showing how the geography cone ('Conus geographus'), a colourfully patterned, coiled marine shell concealing a fleshy body inside, captures its prey. While it remains motionless on the sandy floor of the coral reef floor by day, at night it becomes an active hunter searching for suitably sized fish ...

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Adult robber fly feeding

This is a black-and-white photograph of an adult robber fly ('Neoaratus hercules') feeding on another insect. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Diptera, Family: Asilidae.)

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Adult robber fly scientific illustration

This is a black-and-white scientific illustration in outline of an adult robber fly ('Leptogaster' sp) showing body segments, legs and compound eyes. The detailed vein pattern of the wings is clearly visible. A scale is included. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Diptera, Family: Asilidae.)

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Worker honey bee with stored pollen

This is a colour photograph of a worker honey bee ('Apis mellifera'), showing its body structure, compound eyes and the stored pollen on its back leg. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Hymenoptera, Family: Apidae.)

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Views of a male Cairns birdwing butterfly

This is a colour photograph of a dorsal (upper) and ventral (lower) view of a male Cairns birdwing butterfly ('Ornithoptera priamus'). A scale is included. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Papilionidae.)

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Views of a female Cairns birdwing butterfly

This is a colour photograph of a dorsal (upper) and ventral (lower) view of a female Cairns birdwing butterfly ('Ornithoptera priamus'). A scale is included. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Papilionidae.)

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Views of a male and a female orchard butterfly

This is a colour photograph of dorsal views of a male (left) and female orchard butterfly ('Papilio aegeus'). The differences in size and wing patterns of the male and female can be easily seen. A scale is included. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera, Family: Papilionidae.)

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Mosquito mouthparts

This is a scanning electron micrograph of the mouthparts of a mosquito. The scale bar at the bottom of the image represents 1 mm. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Diptera, Family: Culicidae.)

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Head of a moth

This is a scanning electron micrograph of the head of a moth. The head is covered in fine scale-hairs, and the eye, coiled proboscis and antenna of the moth are clearly visible. (Classification - Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Hexapoda, Order: Lepidoptera.)