Trivia about Michigan’s potential state butterfly on National Learn About Butterflies Day

On National Learn About Butterflies Day, let’s dive into some interesting trivia about Michigan’s potential state butterfly. Did you know that Michigan is currently one of the few states in the US that does not have an official state butterfly? However, efforts are underway to change that. The Michigan Butterfly Network, a citizen science project, has proposed the eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) as the state butterfly candidate. This beautiful butterfly is not only native to Michigan but can also be found in various habitats across the state. If the proposal is successful, the eastern tiger swallowtail will join other state symbols, such as the robin (state bird) and the apple blossom (state flower), representing the natural beauty of Michigan.

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