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Butterfly wing piece missing #337607

Asked June 29, 2016, 7:14 AM EDT

Attached are photos of two butterflies this year that we have seen with part of a wing missing and third if I include last summer. Curious what would cause this. Thank you.

St. Mary's County Maryland

Expert Response

This is not uncommon.
Butterfly wings are fragile and they can get beaten up in multiple ways, most likely though that a bird or wasp attempted to have him for lunch.

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