Maryland's State Insect: the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly

The Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly was designated Maryland's State Insect in 1973.
Photograph by Mark S. Garland, Audubon Naturalist Society

The Baltimore checkerspot is one of the most beautiful butterflies of our area, but not many people have seen it. The butterfly's wet-meadow habitat is quickly disappearing.

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© Copyright October 16, 1997, Office of the Secretary of State.
Last Modified October 04, 2002 .