Alabama State Butterfly

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The official state butterfly and mascot of Alabama is the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail which became the state butterfly via Act no. 89-676 voted on and passed by the Alabama Legislature on May 11th, 1989. This legislation to make the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail the state butterfly and mascot was requested by the Selma City Council. Selma is designated as the Butterfly Capital of Alabama and the Eastern Swallowtail is its mascot.

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