Official Symbols and Emblems of Alabama

Official Alabama Insect

Monarch Butterfly

Official Alabama Insect

Photograph from: Alabama Conservation Magazine


The Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus), is a native butterfly well-known to Alabama. In 1989 the legislature made the Monarch Butterfly the state insect by Act no. 89-935.


Acts of Alabama, May 19, 1989
Alabama Conservation Magazine, Spring, 1995


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Updated: February 6, 2014