Fly proboscis (Drosophila melanogaster)
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Labellum (Fly Tongue)

Drosophila melanogaster

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Tip of a fly proboscis (snout). Fruitflies (Drosophila melanogaster) possess mouthparts adapted for sucking and feed on plant juices. The tip of the proboscis has spongy structures and conveys liquid food to the mouth. Solid foods are dissolved in a drop of saliva & sucked up in the same way.