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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Ribbon Tongue

A butterfly's proboscis is sometimes more intriguing than its wings. The proboscis of this Mexican Bluewing looks like a golden ribbon, curled at the end like you'd curl a ribbon with the edge of a scissor blade.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Apple Valley, Minnesota, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Copyright: © Jessica Carter