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Texas State Insect

Texas State Insect

Texas has two official insects. The western honeybee is the official pollinator.

However, the boss of the ranch is the monarch butterfly. Other states have adopted the popular monarch butterfly, but Texas is arguably the #1 monarch state. You see, monarch butterflies are migratory. Every year, they pass through Texas as they return to their wintering grounds in the mountains of Michoacan, Mexico.

Forget the Alamo, remember the monarch.

But what’s going to happen to the monarchs if a wall is built along the border of the United States and Mexico? Monarch butterflies are already decreasing, thanks to a host of problems, from climate change to genetically modified food.

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