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Official Symbols and Emblems of Alabama

Alabama Official Mascot and Butterfly

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

 

Alabama Official Mascot and Butterfly
Photograph by: Paul H. Franklin

 

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail became the state mascot and butterfly in 1989 by Act no. 89-676.

 

The legislation was requested by the Selma City Council. Selma is designated as the Butterfly Capital of Alabama and the Eastern Swallowtail is its mascot.

 

Sources:
Acts of Alabama,May 11, 1989
Alabama Conservation Magazine, Winter, 1992

 

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Updated: February 6, 2014

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