|Injured Gulf Fritillary on Pentas|
|Injured Gulf Fritillary|
|Proboscis partially uncurled|
Whatever the cause, he was too hurt to feed or fly. It could take days for him to perish from dehydration. I don’t want a doomed creature to suffer. I’ve been taught that the least traumatic way to kill an exothermic animal, like a butterfly, is it to place it in the freezer. I will leave him there overnight. Unfortunate, it is.
|The cosmos blossom is a familiar, comfortable support.|