|Owl Butterfly, Amazonian Ecuador.|
The proboscis is just visible, tightly coiled in front of its head.
|Yellow Admiral, Vanessa itea, National Botanic Gardens Canberra.|
Here the proboscis is more visible, partly uncoiled.
|drinking from wet sand, Manu River, Amazonian Peru;|
both above photos
|drinking from mud, Budongo Forest, Uganda|
|Butterflies (and flies) on Civet droppings, Budongo Forest|
|Sap-sucking bug, Kata Tjuta|
|Assassin Bug (very small!) with prey (even smaller!!), Jervis Bay|
|unidentified fly on Xerochrysum paper daisy, National Botanic Gardens|
|March Fly (Tabanid) about to pierce my trouser leg, etc...|