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Tennessee State Butterfly:

Zebra swallowtail butterfly - click to see all state insects
Zebra swallowtail butterfly - photo © Jerry Oldenettel on Flickr - noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike. See All State Insects.

Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly

See zebra swallowtail butterfly video below

The zebra swallowtail butterfly (Euryotides marcellus) was designated the official state butterfly of Tennessee in 1995. The zebra swallowtail has black and white stripes running the length of its body with red and blue spots on the lower back. A striking butterfly that can be found throughout most of the United States. Tennessee also recognizes two other insect symbols (firefly and ladybug) and a state agricultural insect (honeybee).

Zebra swallowtail butterfly - click to see all insect symbols
Zebra swallowtail butterfly (Eurytides marcellus) -
photo © poppy2323 on Flickr - noncommercial use permitted with attribution. See All State Insects.
Zebra swallowtail butterfly - click to see all state butterflies
Zebra swallowtail butterfly (Eurytides marcellus) -
photo © poppy2323 on Flickr - noncommercial use permitted with attribution. See All State Insects.
Source:
Tennessee Symbols: Tennessee Blue Book (PDF)
Links:
All State Insects


    

 

Tennessee Symbols & Icons

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animal - horse
butterfly
insect 1-2-3
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5-6-7-8-9-10-11
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