How do butterflies eat?

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IF you’re lucky enough to be able to get close to a butterfly, you will see that it doesn’t have a mouth. So, how do they eat?

Well, a small little pipe, like a straw, which is coiled under its head most of the time is what an adult butterfly uses to suck up all of the nectar from plants. The straw is called a ‘proboscis’. This is the reason that all butterflies generally stick to an all-liquid diet; it is very hard to suck up any solids with a straw like that for your mouth.