Wednesday, March 4, 2009 | 5:07 p.m.
Beyond the Sun
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.