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Hawaii State Insect

Kamehameha Butterfly - click to see all state insects
Kamehameha Butterfly in North Maui, ; photo by LazyLibrarian on Flickr
(noncommercial use permitted with attribution). See All State Insects.

Pulelehua (Kamehameha Butterfly)

Hawaii designated pulelehua, also known as the kamehameha butterfly (Vanessa tameamea) as the official state insect in 2009. The kamehameha is one of only two native butterfly species in Hawaii.

Native Hawaiian butterflies - click to see all state insects
Giant sign on building in Waimea, Big Island - Koa butterfly on left, Kamehameha butterfly on right; photo by Forest Starr and Kim Starr on Flickr (use permitted with attribution). See All State Insects.
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Hawaii Symbols & Icons:

bird -fish - insect
mammal 1 - 2
plant - gem - soil
tree - flower

 

 song - dance
 team sport
 individual sport
 language - motto
 order of merit

 
 Island Flowers:
  Hawai'i - Maui
  O'ahu  - Kaua'i
  Moloka'i
  Lana'i - Ni'ihau
  Kaho'olawe 

 eternal flame
 liberty bell 
 name origin
 nickname
 flag - seal  
 Island colors
 quarter
 

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