Nature

A Butterfly's Proboscis

Clip: Season 36 Episode 12 | 3m 54s

Scientist Matthew Lehnert uses the latest technology to look deep into a butterfly's proboscis - or it's elongated sucking mouthpart - to determine the mechanism for how it feeds.

Aired: 04/04/18

Rating: NR

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