A butterfly's tongue is called a proboscis. It is a very complex system that is used to ingest the nourishment that the butterfly needs to be able to mate and lay eggs.Know More
The proboscis of a butterfly is made up of two parts. Each side has nerves, a trachea and muscles. The two parts fuse together much like a zipper. Once the proboscis is zipped up, it forms a food canal that the butterfly uses to suck up liquids.
Some butterflies shoot water from their rears to help dissolve some solids so that they may be sucked up through the proboscis. Others can regurgitate onto food to be dissolved.Learn more about Butterflies & Moths
A group of butterflies is officially called a kaleidoscope, although they are sometimes referred to as a swarm. Groups of caterpillars are called an army.Full Answer >
A person who collects and studies butterflies is called a lepidopterist. Lepidopterology (also lepidoptery) is a branch of zoology dealing with both butterflies and moths.Full Answer >
The structure located beneath the tongue is called the frenulum or lingual frenulum. This thin membrane or band of tissue is oriented vertically to connect the tongue to the bottom of the mouth.Full Answer >
There are different reasons for a person to chew on their tongue; a common reason is attributed to stress, some more serious reasons are possibly due to hairy leukoplakia or even the human immunodeficiency virus commonly called HIV. Tongue chewing is not that uncommon and can be diagnosed by a dentist during a routine checkup.Full Answer >