Butterfly with proboscis stuck out + can’t fly

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    I have a butterfly with it’s proboscis stuck out all the time, it keeps tripping over it, and it can’t fly.

    It’s wings are perfect.

    The proboscis has fused / isn’t forked.

    Keeps falling on it’s back but can move around.

    Tried to see if helping it feed would help but nope.

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    Ness – whereabouts are you? It sounds like nerve damage which can be caused by pesticides, but if you’re in NZ it’s out of season so could be sick/weak/diseased.

    If you’re in North America you’d probably be better trying the Facebook group “The Beautiful Monarch” where you can upload photographs. If you “don’t do FB” then ask a friend who does, perhaps. 🙂

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