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List of U.S. state butterflies


List of U.S. state butterflies

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


  • Table 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


State State butterfly Binomial
Image Year designated
Alabama Monarch Butterfly
(State insect)
Danaus plexippus 1989[2]
Arizona Two-tailed Swallowtail Papilio multicaudata 2001[3]
Arkansas Diana Fritillary Butterfly Speyeria diana 2007[4]
California California Dogface Butterfly Colias eurydice 1972[5]
Colorado Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly Hypaurotis crysalus 1996[6]
Delaware Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus 1999[7]
Florida Zebra Longwing Heliconius charithonia 1996[8]
Georgia Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus 1988[9]
Hawaii Kamehameha butterfly
(State insect)
Vanessa tameamea 2009[10]
Idaho Monarch Butterfly
(State insect)
Danaus plexippus 1992[11]
Illinois Monarch Butterfly
(State insect)
Danaus plexippus 1975[12]
Kentucky Viceroy Butterfly Limenitis archippus 1990[13]
Maryland Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly
(State insect)
Euphydryas phaeton 1973[14]
Minnesota Monarch Butterfly
(State insect)
Danaus plexippus 2000[15]
Mississippi Spicebush Swallowtail Papilio troilus 1991[16]
Montana Mourning Cloak Butterfly Nymphalis antiopa
New Hampshire Karner Blue Butterfly Lycaeides melissa ssp. samuelis 1992[17]
New Mexico Sandia Hairstreak Butterfly Callophrys mcfarlandi 2003[18]
New York Red Spotted Purple or White Admiral Butterfly Limenitis arthemis 2008[19]
North Carolina Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus 2012[20]
Oklahoma Black Swallowtail Papilio polyxenes 1996[21]
Oregon Oregon Swallowtail
(State insect)
Papilio oregonius
South Carolina Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus 1994[22]
Tennessee Zebra Swallowtail Eurytides marcellus 1995[23]
Texas Monarch Butterfly
(State insect)
Danaus plexippus 1995[24]
Vermont Monarch Butterfly
(State butterfly)
Danaus plexippus 1987[25]
Virginia Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Papilio glaucus
West Virginia Monarch Butterfly
(State butterfly)
Danaus plexippus 1995[26]
Wyoming Sheridan's Hairstreak Callophrys sheridanii 2009[27]

See also


  1. ^ Official State Butterflies,, 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. ^ )"Danaus plexippus"State Symbol: Illinois Official Insect — Monarch Butterfly (. [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, 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. ^ [2] 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, 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". Retrieved 2010-08-02. 

External links

  • State Insects of the United States
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