A little bit of contact cement later, and voila! Installation complete. McCloskey explains that the white smudges you see on the right wing are just talc powder, which she used to make sure any stray glue didn't cause both wings to stick together.
Ta-da! He's finished! You can see that the black lines in is upper right wing don't match up 100%, and if you look at...
"We had a successful flight! A quick spin around the backyard, then a little rest on on [sic] of the bushes... then ... off he flew! My heart soared with him, for sure," McCloskey said.
Her story has since gone viral, gaining the attention of The Washington post, Newsweek, Buzzfeed, TheDodo and plenty of others. A successful wing transplant on a monarch butterfly ... now that's something you don't see every day.