Arizona ridgenose rattlesnake State rePtile: arizona ridgenose rattlesnake The Arizona Ridgenose Rattlesnake, Crotalus willardi, is a dark brown rattlesnake with vertical white markings along its body. A large ridge is found on the snake’s nose. The Arizona Ridgenose rattlesnake only makes its home in the Huachuca, Patagonia, and Santa Rita mountain ranges of southeastern Arizona. State fiSh: arizona trout The Arizona Trout, Oncorhynchus apache, is a beautiful golden-yellow fish. It is found in the waters of the upper Salt and Little Colorado Rivers and in the streams of the White Mountains. The fish usually spawn in March and April, with the female depositing between 200 and 600 eggs. Because the Arizona trout lives in the isolated streams and rivers of northern Arizona, little is known of its life history. State neCkwear: bola tie The origin of the bola tie can be traced back to the lethal weapon first used by cowboys (gauchos) of Argentina and Uruguay in South America. The first person to make a modern bola tie was Arizonan Vic Cedarstaff of Wickenburg, Arizona, in 1949. Vic not only designed this slide-tie, but he was also the first to market his invention around the world. Some people incorrectly refer to this tie as a “bolo”—the real name of a large knife similar to a machete. State butterfly: two-tailed Swallowtail This large butterfly, Papilio multicaudata, with two tails on each wing is mostly yellow with narrow black stripes. It is a close relative of the Western Tiger Swallowtail. It is found in the Upper Sonoran Lifezone in Arizona’s canyons and mountains. It is especially attracted to moist areas in the bottoms of canyons. The two-tailed swallowtail certainly adds to the natural beauty of Arizona. Arizona trout Bola tie Two-tailed swallowtail 172  Official Symbols of the State of Arizona