California Dogface Butterfly
In 1929 California became the first state to designate a state insect, resulting from responses to a statewide poll given by Lorquin Entomological Society of Los Angeles to all active entomologists in the state.
The California dogface butterfly (Zerene eurydice), also called "dog-head butterfly," is found only in California. The male has markings on its wings resembling a silhouette of a dog's head. The female is usually solid yellow with a black spot on each upper wing.