Cuomo Makes Ladybug State Insect
Jul. 25, 1989
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Ladybug, ladybug, New York is your home.
Your fame is ensured, the job has been done.
Gov'nor Cuomo says you're his bug - you alone.
Ladybug, ladybug, New York is your home.
Good Gov'nor Cuomo has ruled on a bill.
It makes you state insect, oh what a thrill 3/8
The bluebird, the beaver, the rose and the trout,
They've all gone 'ere you for New Yorkers to tout.
Ladybug, ladybug, good company you suit
With apples for muffins and as fruit to boot.
Garnet as gem, sugar maples as trees
And fossil Eurypterus, a scorpion of seas.
New York is your land, where milk is the choice
Empire for beetles, even you have a voice.
You've earned your new title, your honorable nom;
Excelsior 3/8 little ladybug, good rest in your home.
Editors Note: On Tuesday, New York Gov. Mario Cuomo signed legislation making the ladybug the official state insect.