The firefly is now officially Indiana’s state insect

(photo supplied / Governor Holcomb)

It’s official. Governor Eric Holcomb signed the SEA 236 bill while surrounded by students at Cumberland Elementary school in West Lafayette over the weekend.

Governor Holcomb made the following statement:

“The perseverance shown by these Hoosier students is inspiring—to kids and adults alike. After years of advocating for this bill, we’re all aflutter to make it official today,” and also added, “For the students, this has been an immersive experience that’s taught them about our government, science, art, public speaking and more. I hope they take what they’ve learned in advancing this legislation and put it to work in their communities throughout their lives. Their futures are flashing and bright.”

By Bruce Marlin – Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5,