Do you have a State Butterfly?
If you are wondering what kind of butterflies are more likely to be attracted to your garden, this quick reference may help you if your state is listed.
FYI, two butterflies found throughout all of the United States and are non-invasive are the Monarch and Painted Lady Butterfly.
Although my state, Ohio, does not have a butterfly, we do have a state insect - the ladybug. We got plenty of them to!
Alabama butterfly is the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Arizona butterfly is the Two-tailed Swallowtail
Arkansas butterfly is the Diana Fritillary
California butterfly is the California Dogface
Colorado butterfly is the Colorado Hairstreak
Delaware butterfly is the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Florida butterfly is the Zebra Longwing Butterfly
Georgia butterfly is the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Idaho butterfly is the Monarch Butterfly
Illinois butterfly is the Monarch Butterfly
Kentucky butterfly is the Viceroy Butterfly
Maryland butterfly is the Baltimore Checkerspot
Minnesota butterfly is the Monarch Butterfly
Mississippi butterfly is the Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly
Montana butterfly is the Mourning Cloak
New Hampshire butterfly is the Karner Blue Butterfly
New Mexico butterfly is the Sandia Hairstreak
Oklahoma butterfly is the Black Swallowtail Butterfly
Oregon butterfly is the Oregon Swallowtail
South Carolina butterfly is the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Tennessee butterfly is the Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly
Texas butterfly is the Monarch Butterfly
Vermont butterfly is the Monarch Butterfly
Virginia butterfly is the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
West Virginia butterfly is the Monarch
Wyoming butterfly is the Sheridan's Green Hairstreak
Oh yeah... Along side Ohio, others with the ladybug as state insect include Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York.
We do have a great deal of Monarch and Swallowtail butterflies here but I'm just as happy to know that the Ladybug is our state bug.
They dine on a lot of insects that are destructive pests, like Aphids.
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