State Symbols USA home page

Google

  SITEMAP  

  QUIZ  

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
USA (national)

Oklahoma State Butterfly

 Black swallowtail butterfly - click to see all state insects
Black swallowtail butterfly (Papilio polyxenes) - photo by Tom Zinneman from zinnysworld.com: Swallowtails - family Papilionidae (used by permission).
All State Insects.

Black Swallowtail Butterfly

Black swallowtail butterfly video

Oklahoma designated the black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenesis) as the official state butterfly in 1996. Oklahoma is a home to a wide varitey of colorful butterflies. The black swallowtail is a migratory species indigenous to the state from May to October.

  Black swallowtail butterfly - click to see all state butterflies
Black swallowtail butterfly (Papilio polyxenes) - photo by Tom Zinneman from zinnysworld.com: Swallowtails - family Papilionidae (used by permission). See All State Insects.

Quote from legislation: "The black swallowtail plays a vital role in the cross-pollination of plant life in Oklahoma, which is a necessary link in the chain which supports our ecology. In addition, the presence of the black swallowtail in Oklahoma not only adds color and beauty to our state but provides enjoyment for our citizens and an opportunity to study and understand the contributions this insect makes to our environment."

Source:
Links:
All State Insects


    

 

Oklahoma Symbols & Icons:

animal 1-2-3 
mammal - fish
bird 1 - 2
flower 1-2-3
butterfly
insect - reptile
amphibian
fossil -crystal
rock - soil
tree - grass

flag - seal - quarter
name - nickname
motto - poem
tartan - colors
folk dance
theater - cartoon
instrument 1 - 2
songs: 1-2-3-4-5-6
meal - beverage
vegetable - fruit
 

Share |

Attracting Birds, Butterflies & Backyard Wildlife - National Wildlife Federation
Attracting Birds, Butterflies & Backyard Wildlife
by National Wildlife Federation

Black Swallowtail Butterfly Video

More state insect videos

Eastern Black Swallowtail Metamorphosis (on youtube)

Google

What are your State Symbols?
State Symbols USA is a nonprofit organization promoting the conservation
and appreciation of our natural treasures and cultural heritage.