The lengthy proboscis of hawk moths is stored when not in use using a coiled design.
A rare species of hawk moth has a proboscis that can reach a foot and a half in length, which it normally keeps coiled beneath its head. (Attenborough 1995:106-108)
Learn more about this functional adaptation.
- Attenborough, D. 1995. The Private Life of Plants: A Natural History of Plant Behavior. London: BBC Books. 320 p.
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