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Blue Tiger Butterfly (wounded)

Tirumala limniace


I found this pretty little butterfly among a group of its swarming friends. All of them were flying around merrily and were very active, except this one which sat on a lower branch. When I took a closer look I found that it was wounded. I am not sure how it happened. But it was really sad to see how hurt it was...

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Yes Namitha, thank you.

namitha 5 years ago

Yeah you are right Joseph, there could definitely be some better ideas. I also hope we will find some, more authentic ways/remedies :)

Thank you Namitha. :))

That's a good thing to know. Honey and diluted sugar water. But there could be more better and accurate remedies in the developed countries.

soliciting readers comments and suggestions. :))

namitha 5 years ago

Hi Chief, It tried giving it a drop of sugar solution. A friend of mine told me that butterflies which are injured can be cured by giving slightly diluted honey.
But, in this case it was hurt beyond recovery. I think, in cases like this we can't really do much to help. With a really short lifespan they are very vulnerable. Thank you very much for the concern.

In such cases can we treat a butterfly?
How can we save its life or cure it?

Kerala, India

Lat: 8.71, Long: 77.13

Spotted on Nov 17, 2013
Submitted on Nov 19, 2013


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