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Mouthparts

Different insects eat different things - plants, meat, nectar to name a few. Just like a bird's beak, insect mouthparts are adapted to help them feed.

Select which direction the mouthparts of your insect are facing and the apparent purpose or appearance from the lists.

Direction of mouthparts: (most are forward-facing)

Appearance/purpose of mouthparts:              

Downward facing mouthparts      Forward facing mouthparts

Downward facing mouthparts       Forward facing mouthparts

Reduced mouthparts      Piercing/sucking mouthparts      Coiled tubes as mouthparts

Reduced mouth parts      Piercing/sucking mouthparts       Coiled tubes as mouthparts

Biting mouthparts      Padded mouthparts

Biting mouthparts      Padded mouthparts