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Official Symbols and Emblems of Alabama

Official Alabama Insect

Monarch Butterfly

Official Alabama Insect


Photograph from: Alabama Conservation Magazine

 

The Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus), is a native butterfly well-known to Alabama. In 1989 the legislature made the Monarch Butterfly the state insect by Act no. 89-935.

 

Source:
Acts of Alabama, May 19, 1989
Alabama Conservation Magazine, Spring, 1995

 

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Updated: February 6, 2014

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