List of U.S. state insects facts for kids

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This is a list of U.S. state insects. Forty-one of the fifty United States have selected state insects.

State State insect Binomial
nomenclature
Image Year
Alabama Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus Monarch In May.jpg 1989
Alaska Four-Spotted Skimmer Dragonfly Libellula quadrimaculata Libellula quadrimaculata - Vierflecklibelle.jpg
Arizona Two-Tailed Swallowtail
(State Butterfly)
Papilio multicaudata Papilio multicaudata.jpg
Arkansas European honey bee
(State Insect)
Apis mellifera Apis mellifera bi.jpg 1973
Diana Fritillary Butterfly
(State Butterfly)
Speyeria diana Male Diana Fritillary Megan McCarty27.jpg 2007
California California Dogface Butterfly Zerene eurydice DogfaceStamp.jpg 1972
Colorado Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly Hypaurotis crysalus Colorado Hairstreak, MM.JPG
Connecticut European mantis Mantis religiosa European mantis.png
Delaware 7-spotted ladybug
(State Bug)
Coccinella septempunctata BIEDRONA.JPG 1974
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
(State Butterfly)
Papilio glaucus Pristine Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.jpg 1999
Georgia European honey bee
(State Insect)
Apis mellifera Apis mellifera bi.jpg 1975
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
(State Butterfly)
Papilio glaucus Pristine Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.jpg 1988
Florida Zebra Longwing
(State Butterfly)
Heliconius charitonius Heliconius charithonia Kaldari 1 cropped.jpg 1996
Hawaii Kamehameha butterfly Vanessa tameamea Vanessa tameamea1.jpg 2009
Idaho Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus Monarch In May.jpg 1992
Illinois Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus Monarch In May.jpg 1975
Kansas European honey bee Apis mellifera Apis mellifera bi.jpg
Kentucky Viceroy Butterfly Limenitis archippus Viceroy Butterfly.jpg
Louisiana European honey bee Apis mellifera Apis mellifera bi.jpg
Maine European honey bee Apis mellifera Apis mellifera bi.jpg
Maryland Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly Euphydryas phaeton BaltimoreDS.jpg 1973
Massachusetts 7-spotted ladybug Coccinella septempunctata BIEDRONA.JPG
Minnesota Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus Monarch In May.jpg 2000
Mississippi European honey bee
(State Insect)
Apis mellifera Apis mellifera bi.jpg 1980
Spicebush Swallowtail
(State Butterfly)
Papilio troilus Spicebush Swallowtail in August.jpg 1991
Missouri European honey bee Apis mellifera Apis mellifera bi.jpg
Montana Mourning Cloak Butterfly Nymphalis antiopa Nymphalis antiopa.jpg
Nebraska European honey bee Apis mellifera Apis mellifera bi.jpg
New Hampshire 7-spotted ladybug
(State Insect)
Coccinella septempunctata BIEDRONA.JPG 1977
Karner Blue Butterfly
(State Butterfly)
Lycaeides melissa
(subspecies samuelis)
Lycaeides melissa samuelis (cropped).jpg 1992
New Jersey European honey bee Apis mellifera Apis mellifera bi.jpg
New Mexico Tarantula hawk wasp
(State Insect)
Pepsis formosa Pepsis formosa02.jpg 1989
Sandia Hairstreak Butterfly
(State Butterfly)
Callophrys mcfarlandi Callophrys mcfarlandi 1.jpg 2003
New York 9-spotted ladybug Coccinella novemnotata 1989
North Carolina European honey bee
(State Insect)
Apis mellifera Apis mellifera bi.jpg 1973
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
(State Butterfly)
Papilio glaucus Pristine Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.jpg 2012
Ohio 7-spotted ladybug Coccinella septempunctata BIEDRONA.JPG
Oklahoma European honey bee
(State Insect)
Apis mellifera Apis mellifera bi.jpg 1992
Black Swallowtail Butterfly
(State Butterfly)
Papilio polyxenes Pristine Black Swallowtail.jpg 1996
Oregon Oregon Swallowtail Butterfly Papilio oregonius Papiliooregoniusstamp.jpeg
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania firefly
(State Insect)
Photuris pennsylvanica Photuris pennsylvanicus 1665.jpg 1974
South Carolina Carolina mantis
(State Insect)
Stagmomantis carolina Mantis2 6065.jpg 1988
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
(State Butterfly)
Papilio glaucus Pristine Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.jpg 1994
South Dakota European honey bee Apis mellifera Apis mellifera bi.jpg
Tennessee Common eastern firefly
(State Insect)
Photinus pyralis Photinus pyralis Firefly 2.jpg 1975
7-spotted ladybug
(State Insect)
Coccinella septempunctata BIEDRONA.JPG 1975
European honey bee
(State Agricultural Insect)
Apis mellifera Apis mellifera bi.jpg 1990
Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly
(State Butterfly)
Eurytides marcellus Eurytides marcellus 1 - Desert Botanical Garden.jpg 1995
Texas Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus Monarch In May.jpg 1995
Utah European honey bee Apis mellifera Apis mellifera bi.jpg 1983
Vermont European honey bee
(State Insect)
Apis mellifera Apis mellifera bi.jpg 1978
Monarch Butterfly
(State Butterfly)
Danaus plexippus Monarch In May.jpg 1987
Virginia Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Papilio glaucus Pristine Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.jpg
Washington Green Darner Dragonfly Anax junius Green Darner.jpg 1997
West Virginia European honey bee
(State Insect)
Apis mellifera Apis mellifera bi.jpg 2002
Monarch Butterfly
(State Butterfly)
Danaus plexippus Monarch In May.jpg 1995
Wisconsin European honey bee Apis mellifera Apis mellifera bi.jpg 1977

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