What is a proboscis?
A proboscis is a long, tubular, flexible nose of an animal that is used for smelling, sucking, or grasping.
The proboscis of an elephant is its trunk.
The proboscis of an insect, such as a butterfly or moth, is a mouthpart used for sucking up nectar from flowers and plants.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM