Mouths Like Tools

May 2008
Scholastic News -- Edition 1;May/Jun2008, Vol. 64 Issue 8, Special section p2
The article describes how the mouth of several insects work. A grasshopper's mouth works like pliers in the sense that it first grabs a blade of grass before ripping off a piece to eat. A mosquito's mouth has a long and skinny part that works like a needle. A fly has sponge-like structure at the bottom of its mouth, which soaks up liquid for the mosquito to eat. to eat.


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