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September 1, 2014

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Vivid Dancer Damselfly becomes state’s official insect

CARSON CITY – Nevada will now have an official insect come Oct. 1.

Gov. Jim Gibbons has signed Senate Bill 166, which designates the Vivid Dancer Damselfly as the official state insect. Nevada has been one of only eight states without an official state insect.

A contest was held among fourth grade classes in the state with 74 competing in seven counties. The winner was John R. Beatty Elementary School in Las Vegas.

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