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Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly

Tennessee State Insect 4

Zebra swallowtail butterfly (Eurytides marcellus); photo by Jenny Pansing on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Official State Butterfly of Tennessee

The strikingly beautiful zebra swallowtail butterfly (Euryotides marcellus) was designated the official state butterfly of Tennessee in 1995. Three more insects are recognized as state symbols of Tennessee: the firefly, the ladybug, and the honeybee (state agricultural insect). All State Insects

Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly Facts

The zebra swallowtail has black and white stripes running the length of its body with red and blue spots on the lower back. A strikingly beautiful butterfly found throughout most of the United States.