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Kentucky State Butterfly

Viceroy butterfly - click to see all state insects
Photo of viceroy butterfly © Dr. Peter Bryant:
Butterflies and their Larval Foodplants
. See All State Insects.

Viceroy Butterfly

See viceroy butterfly video below

The viceroy butterfly (Limenitis archippus) was designated official state butterfly of Kentucky in 1990.

Viceroy butterfly - click to see all insect symbols
Photo of viceroy butterfly © Dr. Peter Bryant:
Butterflies and their Larval Foodplants
. See All State Insects.
Source:
Kentucky's State Symbols: KY Dept. Libraries & Archives
Kentucky Symbols: Kentucky.gov
Links:
All State Insects


    

 

Kentucky Symbols & Icons:

animal - bird
horse - fish
butterfly - insect 
flower - garden
arboretum
tree - soil
fruit - drink
gem - fossil
mineral - rock
festivals
tug-of-war

flag - pledge
seal - motto
name - nickname
song - bluegrass
instrument
theater - musical
amphitheater
band - centers
language - bridge
locomotive - quarter
silverware pattern
 

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