West Virginia’s Living State Symbols

Information on the West Virginia’s Living State Symbols, including the state bird, state animal, state butterfly, state fish, and state insect.

West Virginia State Animal
Did you know that there are about 10,000 black bears in West Virginia. Find out what has made them successful, and what kind of trouble the bears are getting into. This article has everything about black bears in West Virginia. Check it out!
Source: Wonderful West Virginia Magazine

Cardinal - State Bird

Cardinal – West Virginia State Bird

West Virginia State Bird
This beautiful full-color nature guide will teach you all about the cardinal, West Virginia’s state bird. From the cardinal’s life cycle, to its diet and habitat, this page has loads of great information. Double-click on the beautiful photographs to see a larger version.
Source: New Hampshire Public Television

West Virginia State Bird (Coloring Page)
This intricately detailed coloring page makes a wonderful addition to any state report. It shows the cardinal nestled among big laurel flowers, which are Washington’s state flower.
Source: Friends Across America

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Monarch Butterfly
Photo by Jerry A. Payne
From the USDA Agricultural Research Service
Courtesy Bugwood.org

West Virginia State Butterfly
This beautiful full-color nature guide will teach you all about the monarch butterfly, West Virginia’s state butterfly. From the monarch’s life cycle, to its diet and habitat, this page has loads of great information. Double-click on the beautiful photographs to see a larger version.
Source: New Hampshire Public Television

West Virginia State Butterfly (More)
This great page has pictures of the monarch butterfly as an egg, as a caterpillar, wrapped up in its cocoon, and spreading its wings as a butterfly. It also has great information about the monarch and its life.
Source: Montana Big Sky Institute and the National Biological Information Infrastructure

West Virginia State Fish
West Virginia’s state fish is the brook trout. This page has all sorts of great information including the record for the largest brookie ever caught in West Virginia.
Source: Wildlife Forever

West Virginia State Insect
The honey bee is West Virginia’s state insect. Learn the different between drones, workers and queen bees here. Find out how honey is made, and learn how human error led to the creation of the infamous “killer bees.”
Source: Great Plains Nature Center

Citation styles

APA style
Symbols for West Virginia: Living Symbols (Creatures). (2014, December 1). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 04:43, February 26, 2020, from https://statereports.com/westvirginia_state_animal_bird_butterfly_fish_insect/
MLA style
classbrain, “Symbols for West Virginia: Living Symbols (Creatures).” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 1 December 2014, 08:35 UTC. . 26 Feb 2020 <https://statereports.com/westvirginia_state_animal_bird_butterfly_fish_insect/>.
MHRA style
classbrain, 'Symbols for West Virginia: Living Symbols (Creatures)', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 1 December 2014, 08:35 UTC, <https://statereports.com/westvirginia_state_animal_bird_butterfly_fish_insect/> [accessed 26 February 2020]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “Symbols for West Virginia: Living Symbols (Creatures).” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/westvirginia_state_animal_bird_butterfly_fish_insect/ [accessed February 26, 2020].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, Symbols for West Virginia: Living Symbols (Creatures) [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 December 1, 08:35 UTC [cited 2020 Feb 26]. Available from: https://statereports.com/westvirginia_state_animal_bird_butterfly_fish_insect/.
Bluebook style
Symbols for West Virginia: Living Symbols (Creatures), https://statereports.com/westvirginia_state_animal_bird_butterfly_fish_insect/ (last visited Feb. 26, 2020).
AMA style
classbrain, Symbols for West Virginia: Living Symbols (Creatures). ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. December 1, 2014, 08:35 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/westvirginia_state_animal_bird_butterfly_fish_insect/. Accessed February 26, 2020.

Citation styles

APA style
Symbols for West Virginia: Living Symbols (Creatures). (2014, December 1). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 04:44, February 26, 2020, from https://statereports.com/westvirginia_state_animal_bird_butterfly_fish_insect/
MLA style
classbrain, “Symbols for West Virginia: Living Symbols (Creatures).” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 1 December 2014, 08:35 UTC. . 26 Feb 2020 <https://statereports.com/westvirginia_state_animal_bird_butterfly_fish_insect/>.
MHRA style
classbrain, 'Symbols for West Virginia: Living Symbols (Creatures)', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 1 December 2014, 08:35 UTC, <https://statereports.com/westvirginia_state_animal_bird_butterfly_fish_insect/> [accessed 26 February 2020]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “Symbols for West Virginia: Living Symbols (Creatures).” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/westvirginia_state_animal_bird_butterfly_fish_insect/ [accessed February 26, 2020].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, Symbols for West Virginia: Living Symbols (Creatures) [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 December 1, 08:35 UTC [cited 2020 Feb 26]. Available from: https://statereports.com/westvirginia_state_animal_bird_butterfly_fish_insect/.
Bluebook style
Symbols for West Virginia: Living Symbols (Creatures), https://statereports.com/westvirginia_state_animal_bird_butterfly_fish_insect/ (last visited Feb. 26, 2020).
AMA style
classbrain, Symbols for West Virginia: Living Symbols (Creatures). ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. December 1, 2014, 08:35 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/westvirginia_state_animal_bird_butterfly_fish_insect/. Accessed February 26, 2020.