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Why is the state insect of Illinois a Monarch Butterfly?


I’ve lived in Illinois for four years and seen a grand total of one Monarch Butterfly while I’ve lived here. People point out what they think is a Monarch Butterfly, but it isn’t, it jumps or something and is definitely not a butterfly.

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4 Responses to “Why is the state insect of Illinois a Monarch Butterfly?”

  1. jellybeanmom

    In 1974 a third-grader from Decatur suggested that the monarch butterfly become the state insect. Schoolchildren lobbied for the monarch butterfly and the General Assembly passed a bill making it official in 1975.

  2. i'll help u

    cuz we hav a ton

  3. WJ

    I am from Illinois also, and I’m not sure where you are at, but in Southern Illinois, we have a lot of Monarch and many other butterflies. Why it is the state insect I’m not for sure. It probably got voted on. I remember when I was in grade school we got to vote for the state mineral or fish or something.

  4. Karen

    The best way to attract Monarch Butterflies is to plant milkweed. There are several varieties. Here is some information about milkweed that might be useful.
    http://www.glorious-butterfly.com/milkweed-family-of-plants.html

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