Monday, January 08, 2007

The California State Insect

I just learned today that California has a state insect.

It is not the black ant (which wouldn't be entirely inappropriate considering the amount of ants that attack your house in winter).

It's the "The California dogface butterfly". Or in Latin Zerene eurydice (has to be italics, Latin names are always in italics).

If "state insect" means that there are lots of them, ours sure is nicer than Texas'.

Their state insect is mosquito.

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