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A few revelations about moths and butterflies

Busting theories about their age – and why moths grew ears.

a coiled straw-like mouthpart that can suck up nectar and other fluids
The development of the proboscis, a coiled straw-like mouthpart that can suck up nectar and other fluids, helped boost the diversity of butterflies and moths, such as this tiger longwing (Heliconius hecale). Credit: Eric Zamora/Florida Museum
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