Monarch Butterfly Garden


Monarch Butterfly - Official State Insect

State of Alabama

Monarch Butterfly - Official State Butterfly

of West Virginia

Section 1-2-23

State butterfly.

The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is hereby designated as the official mascot and butterfly of the State of Alabama.

(Acts 1989, No. 89-676, p. 1341.)

Section 1-2-24

State insect.

The monarch butterfly is hereby named and designated as the official insect for the State of Alabama.

(Acts 1989, No. 89-935, p. 1842.)


West Virginia 


(By Senators Schoonover, Anderson, Scott, Buckalew,

Bailey, Manchin, Love, Whitlow, Helmick and Ross)

Declaring the monarch butterfly as the official state butterfly of West Virginia.

Whereas, West Virginia does not have an official state butterfly; and
Whereas, The monarch butterfly is one of the most beautiful butterflies in the region; and
Whereas, The monarch butterfly exists in abundance in West Virginia; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the monarch butterfly is hereby declared the official butterfly of West Virginia; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby requested to forward a copy of this resolution to the governor.