burnet

 burnet

Observation - burnet - UK and Ireland. Description: this is the first time we have seen a burnet in our garden - feeding on a marigold flower - what we find curious is the tongue of the burnet which appears to have bobbles on either side in a pattern - we have photographed burnets feeding before and no

this is the first time we have seen a burnet in our garden - feeding on a marigold flower - what we find curious is the "tongue" of the burnet which appears to have "bobbles" on either side in a pattern - we have photographed burnets feeding before and none previously had these "bobbles" attached to their "tongue".
What are they/are they part of the burnet??