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Official State Insects of Tennessee


The state of Tennessee names no fewer than three official insects.


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Most states in America adopt 'official' trees, birds, and even insects. For the state of Tennessee, this is a group of no fewer than three insects recognized at an official level. The three insects in question on the Firefly, Ladybug, and Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly - all beuatiful in their own right. The state is one of a few that name more than one or two insects - most choosing to select just one.
Detailed color picture of an adult Big Dipper Firefly flying insect
Firefly
Detailed color picture of an adult Ladybug / Lady Beetle
Ladybug
Detailed color picture of an adult Zebra Swallowtail butterfly
Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly

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