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February 1, 2015

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Nevada lawmakers to consider bill naming an official state insect

CARSON CITY – Nevada is one of only eight states that doesn’t have a state insect.

But that could change soon.

A bill has been introduced in the Senate to designate the Vivid Dancer Damselfly as the state insect.

A contest was held among fourth grades in Nevada and the John R. Beatty Elementary School in Las Vegas won the prize.

The Vivid Dancer is a member of the dragonfly family. It has a blue body and silver wings – the colors of Nevada.

Three students and their teacher David Slater – will be flown to Carson City to testify before the Senate Government Affairs Committee. The bill was introduced by Sen. Joyce Woodhouse, D-Las Vegas and Lynn Stewart, R-Las Vegas.

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