Official Symbols and Emblems of Alabama
Alabama Official Mascot and Butterfly
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
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.
Updated: February 6, 2014