Insects of New Orleans

A red Volkswagen Beatle decorated with love bugs parked outside the Insects of New Orleans at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium.

New Orleans wouldn't be New Orleans without its legendary bugs.

Insects have been pivotal to the history of New Orleans. Learn how they influenced the city's heritage in the Termidor Termite Defense Insects of New Orleans Gallery. In many ways, the character of this special place was built on bugs! Pesky mosquitoes, beautiful pink katydids, quick moving cockroaches, amorous and ubiquitous love bugs—visitors see them all and more in a French Quarter setting.