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Texas State Insect

Monarch butterfly on milkweed - click to see all state insects
Monarch butterfly on milkweed © photographer Lynn M. Rosenblatt,
author of MONARCH MAGIC, Ideals Publications:
Monarch Butterfly USA (used by permission). See All State Insects.

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch butterfly video

Texas designated the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) as the official state insect in 1995. Both the caterpillar and adult monarch butterfly are brilliant in color as a warning to predators (the monarch ingests toxins from the milkweed plant which are poisonous).

monarch caterpillar - click to see all state insects
monarch caterpillar © photographer Lynn M. Rosenblatt, author of MONARCH MAGIC, Ideals Publications: Monarch Butterfly USA (used by permission). See All State Insects.
Adult monarch - Click to see all butterfly & insect symbols
Photo of adult monarch © Dr. Peter Bryant: Monarch Butterfly.
See All State Insects.
Source:
Links:
Monarch Butterfly USA
Monarch Watch: U of Kansas Entomology
The Monarch Butterfly Website
Texas Threatened and Endangered Invertebrates: TPWD
All State Insects


    

 

Texas Symbols & Icons:

air force - tie
footwear - music  
artist - bird
bread - cooking  
dinosaur - dog  
dish - snack
fabric - tartan
folk dance
fish - insect
flag - pledge
flower - plant
gem - stone
hall of fame
instrument
 

mammal 1-2-3  
sport - vehicle
metal - molecule
name - nickname
pastry 1 2 - nut
pepper 1-2 - fruit
plays - railroad
reptile - shell
seal -quarter - motto
ship -tall ship
shrub 1-2
song 1-2
tree -grass -soil
vegetable
 

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