The North Dakota House voted 88-6 to make the ladybug the state insect.
The bill will now move to the Senate.
Here is the official wording of the bill:Â
“The convergent lady beetle, hippodamia convergens, commonly known as a ladybug, is the official insect of the state of North Dakota.”
There were chuckles in the House since Rep. Thomas Beadle, R-Fargo, stood up to promote the beetle bill.
The bill stems from a group of Kenmare second-graders who learned how ladybugs help the state’s crops by eating aphids.