Section of a Butterfly's Trunk, after Reaumur

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The trunk is “directed downward and plunged into the flower. The insect draws it partly out, and perhaps curves it a little, and then plunges it into the flower again. It repeats the same maneuver seven or eight times, and then flies onto another flower.”


Hazlitt Alva Cuppy PH.D., Editor Beauties and Wonders of Land and Sea (Springfield, OH: Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick, 1895)


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