State Insect of Alabama

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The Monarch Butterfly is the official state insect of Alabama and is a native butterfly to Alabama. In 1989 the legislature made the Monarch Butterfly the state insect by Act no. 89-935.  The Monarch Butterfly is one of the most recognizable butterflies in the US and is widely found across the United States.  The Monarch Butterfly is most notable for it's migration south in late summer where the Monarch Butterfly migrates from the United States and southern Canada to Mexico, covering thousands of miles.