Woman Performs Surgery On A Butterfly With Broken Wings Next Day It Surprises Her In The Coolest Way

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in Amazing On 13th January 2018

Despite having no medical expertise, she was able to perform a successful wing transplant.


Romy McCloskey vowed to raise three monarch butterflies, but one of these creatures had a problem on its wings.

Determined he could save it, Romy turned her home into a mini operating room.


"I fell into raising butterflies by accident when I found 3 caterpillars on a bush in my front yard," she told Bored Panda.


She used common household items in performing a wing transplant.

Some of Romy’s supplies included a wire hanger, a cotton swab, a toothpick, contact cement, scissors, and tweezers.

The procedure required a skillful eye and steady hand, which isn’t a problem for the woman as she works as a professional costume designer and master hand embroiderer when she’s not busy rescuing her tiny friends.


According to McCloskey:

"There’s no need to drug the butterflies when performing such a procedure. She compared their wings to human nails or hair: “They do not have pain receptors."

The extra wing was taken from another butterfly that died days before.

A quick rest, and then he was off!

"Ta-da! With a little patience and a steady hand, I fit the new wings to my little guy" She wrote on Facebook.

A successful surgery and outcome!

Romy let the creature flew by itself and wished it "good luck."