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California Hairstreak Having a Late Lunch
I liked the way this picture turned out too. I am always amazed how long insect proboscis' can be! Did you know that the Morgan's Sphinx moth has a proboscis that is just over 30 centimetres (1 foot) long?!!!!! INCREDIBLE!!! It's used to reach nectar in an orchid that hides its nectar almost a foot deep into the flower. It's also known as Darwin's Moth because Charles Darwin predicted its existence some 40 years before it was discovered! Wow!!!