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Alabama State Insect

Adult 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.
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Monarch Butterfly

Monarch butterfly video

Both caterpillar and butterfly are brilliant in color as a warning - the Monarch ingests toxins from the milkweed plant which are poisonous to predators.

Monarch butterfly caterpillars - Click to see all state insect symbols
Monarch caterpillars photo © Dr. Peter Bryant: Monarch Butterfly.
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Adult monarch - Click to see all butterfly & insect symbols
Photo of adult monarch © Dr. Peter Bryant: Monarch Butterfly.
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Source:
Official Alabama Insect:Alabama Archives & History
Alabama Emblems & Symbols: Alabama Archives & History
Links:
Monarch Lifecycle: Wild Ones Animal Index
Wildlife Migration: Annenberg CPB
Monarch Watch: U of Kansas Entomology
Butterfly Conservation: The Butterfly Site
The Monarch Butterfly Website
Monarch Butterfly USA
State Insects - 50 States List


    

 

Alabama Symbols & Icons:

bird - game bird 
mammal - horse show
marine mammal - horse
fish-marine fish
reptile-amphibian
butterfly-insect
flower-shell
wildflower-soil
fruit -nut - spirit
tree-tree fruit
gemstone-rock
fossil-mineral
  

flag - seal
coat of arms
name - motto
nicknames
dance - quarter
song-poets
theatre - bible
drama-musical
museum
quilt - creed
fair- tournament
championship

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

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