WHO DAT bugs!

September 20, 2011 | Tag(s): Audubon Insectarium, black and gold bugs, saints
By: Gillian, Volunteer Manager, Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

As with most New Orleanians, the staff at Audubon is pretty excited that football is finally back. I mean you did watch Sunday's game, right? WOW! We were all screaming WHO DAT!?!


In the excitement, a co-worker and I were discussing some arthropods that are always "dressed" in their Sunday best. Here is a list that we came up with. Next time you are outside tailgating and cheering on our boys in black and gold, try to take note of some of the animals outside that have always been true Who Dats!


Bumble Bees (which can be found in our Swamp Gallery!)

Black and yellow garden spider (we have a beautiful female in Metamorphosis Lab!)

Honey bees

Zebra longwing butterfly 

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and the Giant Swallowtail butterfly

Monarch Caterpillars

Sunburst diving beetles (not native to Louisiana but we have an exhibit of them in Main Hall)

and a bunch of sulfur butterflies


Happy Searching! Oh, and WHO DAT!