Proboscis 1 Proboscis 100 Proboscis 1000
Release date 9 August 2005 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? No
Stackable? Yes
High Alch 3 coins
Low Alch 2 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 161 coins (info)
Buy limit 100
Weight 0 kg
A giant mosquito's proboscis, aerodynamic and sharp!
Proboscis detail

A proboscis (plural proboscises or proboscides) is an item dropped by mosquitos. It is used, alongside a fungicide spray, to inject sulliuscep mushrooms in the Tar Swamp, causing them to die and respawn in another location. This is most often done when the sulliuscep is found in a location where the player is exposed to Tar Monsters or the Deranged archaeologist.

It is also one of the randomly selected items that the player must take to Filliman Tarlock in order to make the magic secateurs used in Fairytale I - Growing Pains.

For an ironman to obtain this item for the Fairytale quest, you must acquire 600 trading sticks to buy a machete from trading Gabooty or buy one from the general store to the north for a few coins. Then you must hack medium jungle until a large mosquito appears.

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Mosquito swarm 13; 17; 20 1; 3; 5 1; Always
Large mosquito 13 1 1; Always
Giant mosquito 13 1 4; Rare


  • Proboscises used to have a different examine: "A giant mosquito's proboscis: aerodynamic, sharp and not very useful!" It was changed to what it is after the release of Fossil Island.

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