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  • NJ A1262
  • Designates Black Swallowtail butterfly as State Butterfly.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill designates the Black Swallowtail butterfly as the official State Butterfly of New Jersey. This large, black, yellow and blue butterfly is indigenous to New Jersey and can be found in each of the State's 21 counties. The Black Swallowtail is both beautiful and beneficial, pollinating many cultivated flowers and crops. For generations to come, New Jersey school children can raise Black Swallowtails and other butterflies in their classrooms as they have done for years, thus gaining a valuable appreciation for natural science. By designating a State butterfly, New Jersey joins a majority of states that have made such a designation. It also recognizes the important role that butterflies and other pollinators play in agriculture and the ecosystem.
Environment and Solid Waste
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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