Assuming the very talented Amy Ruppel has done her research, the people in charge of state insects could use a little help in the imagination department. Why do New York, Ohio and Delaware (DELAWARE??) all have the ladybug representing them in this extremely important category? And no less than 14 of our 50 states have the honeybee as their state insect. Pretty much every other state has a variety of butterfly, with a few praying mantises scattered in there. Come on people. Maybe you actually do need some six year olds to help you out.
Personally, I would like to offer the mosquito as New York's state insect.
via Unruly Things