Costume designer makes a new wing for an injured monarch butterfly so it can fly again

Romy McCloskey of Faden Design Studios (Instagram, website) makes stunningly gorgeous costumes for movies, television, and private commissions. She also is interested in butterflies, and so she put her talents and interests together to repair the badly damaged wing of a monarch butterfly. She glued the intact wing of a dead monarch onto the butterfly, and allowed it to recover overnight, feeding it homebrew nectar. The next day she released it and it flew away.

Images: used with the permission of Romy McCloskey

Here's a video from the Live Monarch Foundation on how to fix broken butterfly wings: