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This is a list of official U.S. state butterflies:[1]

Table[edit]

State State butterfly Binomial
name
Image Year designated
Alabama Monarch butterfly
(state insect)
Danaus plexippus Monarch In May.jpg 1989[2]
Arizona Two-tailed swallowtail Papilio multicaudata Papilio multicaudata.jpg 2001[3]
Arkansas Diana fritillary butterfly Speyeria diana Male Diana Fritillary Megan McCarty27.jpg 2007[4]
California California dogface butterfly

(state insect)

Colias eurydice DogfaceStamp.jpg 1972[5]
Colorado Colorado hairstreak butterfly Hypaurotis crysalus Colorado Hairstreak, MM.JPG 1996[6]
Delaware Eastern tiger swallowtail Papilio glaucus Pristine Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.jpg 1999[7]
Florida Zebra longwing Heliconius charithonia Zebra longwing butterfly.JPG 1996[8]
Georgia Eastern tiger swallowtail Papilio glaucus Pristine Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.jpg 1988[9]
Hawaii Kamehameha butterfly
(state insect)
Vanessa tameamea Vanessa tameamea1.jpg 2009[10]
Idaho Monarch butterfly
(state insect)
Danaus plexippus Monarch In May.jpg 1992[11]
Illinois Monarch butterfly
(state insect)
Danaus plexippus Monarch In May.jpg 1975[12]
Kentucky Viceroy butterfly Limenitis archippus Viceroy Butterfly.jpg 1990[13]
Maryland Baltimore checkerspot butterfly
(state insect)
Euphydryas phaeton BaltimoreDS.jpg 1973[14]
Minnesota Monarch butterfly
(state insect)
Danaus plexippus Monarch In May.jpg 2000[15]
Mississippi Spicebush swallowtail Papilio troilus Spicebush Swallowtail in August.jpg 1991[16]
Montana Mourning cloak butterfly Nymphalis antiopa Nymphalis antiopa.JPG
New Hampshire Karner blue butterfly Lycaeides melissa ssp. samuelis Lycaeides melissa samuelis (cropped).jpg 1992[17]
New Mexico Sandia hairstreak butterfly Callophrys mcfarlandi TransparentPlaceholder.png 2003[18]
New York Red spotted purple or white admiral butterfly Limenitis arthemis Red Spotted Purple.JPG 2008[19]
North Carolina Eastern tiger swallowtail Papilio glaucus Pristine Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.jpg 2012[20]
Oklahoma Black swallowtail Papilio polyxenes Pristine Black Swallowtail.jpg 1996[21]
Oregon Oregon swallowtail
(state insect)
Papilio oregonius Papiliooregoniusstamp.jpeg
South Carolina Eastern tiger swallowtail Papilio glaucus Pristine Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.jpg 1994[22]
Tennessee Zebra swallowtail Eurytides marcellus Eurytides marcellus 1 - Desert Botanical Garden.jpg 1995[23]
Texas Monarch butterfly
(state insect)
Danaus plexippus Monarch In May.jpg 1995[24]
Vermont Monarch butterfly
(state butterfly)
Danaus plexippus Monarch In May.jpg 1987[25]
Virginia Eastern tiger swallowtail Papilio glaucus Pristine Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.jpg
West Virginia Monarch butterfly
(state butterfly)
Danaus plexippus Monarch In May.jpg 1995[26]
Wyoming Sheridan's hairstreak Callophrys sheridanii Callophrys sheridanii 15737 (cropped).JPG 2009[27]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official State Butterflies, NetState.com, accessed April 21, 2006.
  2. ^ "Alabama Official Mascot and Butterfly". Alabama Emblems, Symbols and Honors. Alabama Department of Archives & History. 2003-11-17. Retrieved 2007-03-18. 
  3. ^ "Arizona Revised Statutes". Arizona State Legislature. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  4. ^ Arkansas - State symbols and emblems
  5. ^ "California Government Code, Title 1, Division 2, Chapter 2". California State Legislature. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  6. ^ "Senate Bill 122, 1996; Colorado Revised Statute 24-80-913". Colorado General Assembly. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  7. ^ Delaware Code Title 29 § 315
  8. ^ "Florida Revised Statutes, Title 2, Chapter 10". Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  9. ^ State Butterfly, Office of Secretary of state of Georgia website.
  10. ^ Cooper, Jeanne (2009-08-21). "Emblems of Hawaii a surprise to many Americans". San Francisco Chronicle. 
  11. ^ "Idaho Symbols, Insect: Monarch Butterfly". Idaho State Symbols, Emblems, and Mascots. SHG resources, state handbook & guide. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  12. ^ "State Symbol: Illinois Official Insect — Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)". [Illinois] State Symbols. Illinois State Museum. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  13. ^ "Kentucky Revised Statutes, Title 1, Chapter 2". Kentucky Legislative Research Commission. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  14. ^ Marylands Kids Page - State Symbols
  15. ^ "Minnesota State Symbols" (PDF). Minnesota House of Representatives. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  16. ^ State Symbols Archived 2009-11-04 at the Wayback Machine., p. 4. Office of the Secretary of State of Mississippi. Retrieved 2008-03-29
  17. ^ State Animal, the New Hampshire Almanac, New Hampshire State Library. Retrieved 2008-03-29.
  18. ^ House Bill 13, 46th Legislature of the State of New Mexico
  19. ^ [1] Official Results for the New York State Butterfly Election
  20. ^ Session Laws, 2012-29, North Carolina General Assembly Online. Retrieved 2012-06-22
  21. ^ Oklahoma Almanac, State Emblems (pp. 37-40)
  22. ^ The State Butterfly, South Carolina Legislature Online. Retrieved 2008-03-29
  23. ^ State Symbols Archived 2008-07-24 at the Wayback Machine., Tennessee Department of State. Retrieved 2008-03-29
  24. ^ "Texas State Symbols". The Texas State Library and Archives. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  25. ^ "(Vermont) State Butterfly". Vermont Department of Libraries. Archived from the original on 2008-05-18. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  26. ^ "West Virginia Statistical Information, General State Information" (PDF). Official West Virginia Web Portal. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  27. ^ "Wyoming State Butterfly, Sheridan's Green Hairstreak, (Callophrys sheridani) from". Netstate.com. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 

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