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There are about 175 species of butterflies in the state. The eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly is perhaps the most recognizable with its yellow body with black stripes and a wingspan between three and six inches. In 2011 Frances Parnell and the Cape Fear Garden Club, Inc. of Wilmington began lobbying the NC General Assembly for a North Carolina Butterfly Symbol, and in June 2012 the eastern tiger swallowtail was so named.