Talk:List of U.S. state insects

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Merge with List of U.S. state butterflies[edit]

I think that List of U.S. state butterflies should be merged into this list. There's already considerable overlap and doubling of entries. Then you run into the confusing cases like Alabama that has a butterfly for a state insect and another butterfly for its state butterfly; it's easier to keep them both in one list, in my opinion. —Elipongo (Talk|contribs) 09:48, 19 March 2007 (UTC)

  • Oppose The one list is for insects the other for butterlies. Insects means it is the class Insecta, butterflies are in the order of Lepidoptera. Meaning that all butterflies are insecta, but not all insecta are butterlies. 8-))) --Hedwig in Washington (TALK) 01:01, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
Well, yes, of course that's the case. I'm pointing out that many of the listings at List of U.S. state butterflies are already redundantly listed here as well. I think it would lessen confusion to just have on list of insects with sub-rows or columns or just parenthetically remarked if the legislature designated that insect as the state butterfly or something else. Examples of this sort of thing can be found at List of U.S. state foods and List of U.S. state minerals, rocks, stones and gemstonesElipongo (Talk|contribs) 01:17, 30 April 2007 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Many states have official insects and official butterflies. If the states differentiate them then the lists should be differentiated as well.--Rtphokie (talk) 02:03, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

All the Ladybugs...[edit]

Hey, can someone more knowledgeable than me check this list for errors? It seems that three different states' (at least) state insect is the ladybug. Is that a typo, or just a weird fluke of the states? Clevomon 9:20 EST, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Pennsylvania has only one official insect, the firefly that is noted. The entry for the 7 spotted ladybug is incorrect.