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 Injured Hummingbird Moth

Hey, my dad found an injured, medium sized Hummingbird Moth. She has tons of energy, but is missing most of her legs, has a mangled, and a shredded wing. We think she was struck by a car...

She vibrates her wings repeatedly, but in her current state, obviously to no avail. I doubt there is any hope of rehabilitation, but was wondering if there is anything we can do for her. We put some drops of sugar water in front of her, but think she is just too stressed to eat. Is there any way to keep her alive, or at least giver her a least painful as possible death?



04/15/11  05:21pm

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  Message To: Zeek2493   In reference to Message Id: 2214580


 Injured Hummingbird Moth

You should just wait.



11/18/12  02:22pm

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  Message To: Reptophile   In reference to Message Id: 2285677


 Injured Hummingbird Moth

You should kill it, because when they have a missing leg they die twice as fast and usually it leads to a painful death, about 50% of the time when you see a dead insect that is laying on the floor, is sometimes not dead, just in a paralyzed state, chopping her in half would be the fastest and least painful way to do it, you could donate her body to science, or bury it, if you wish.



04/05/14  09:43pm


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