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What is the butterfly's mouth where they eat food?


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The Butterfly uses a tube like appendage called a "Proboscis" to suck up nectar, pollen, tree sap, rotting fruit, dung and other substances that are dissolved into a liquid state. The food of choice depends strictly on the species, as some will feed on different things than others. Proboscis comes from the Greek "pro" meaning before and "boskein" meaning to feed.