State Butterfly Quick Reference

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

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

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.

Ladybugs are our friends in the garden.

They dine on a lot of insects that are destructive pests, like Aphids.

Related Articles:

Exotic Butterfly - Why non-invasive butterflies are important.
Food Web - How Butterflies, Ladybugs and Aphids all fit in.

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