Romy McCloskey repairs a butterflies wing (10 images)

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A talented costume designer repaired the deformed wing of a baby butterfly with intricate mini-surgery, allowing it to fly for the first time in its life.

The butterfly was just days old when Romy McCloskey discovered it was unable to fly as a birth defect meant it was missing a large section of its right wing. 

The master embroiderer said she was 'heartbroken' at the thought of having to put the Monarch butterfly down, so took it upon herself to save it....
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