image of a Thread-Waisted Wasp

    Ammophila Wasps

    Ammophila spp.
    Acrobat ants on a leaf

    Ants

    More than 700 species in North America
    image of a Flower Fly on a flower

    Flower Flies (Syrphids)

    Nearly 900 species in North America
    Image of a great golden digger wasp.

    Great Golden Digger Wasp

    Sphex ichneumoneus
    A metallic green sweat bee gathering pollen on a yellow flowerhead

    Halictid Bees (Sweat Bees)

    More than 500 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of an Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk

    Ichneumon Wasps

    More than 5,000 species in North America
    image of a Mydas Fly

    Mydas Flies

    About 80 species in North America
    image of Paper Wasp on flowers

    Paper Wasps

    Polistes spp.
    Black and rust-colored wasp on a plant

    Poecilopompilus Spider Wasps

    Poecilopompilus algidus and P. interruptus
    Red and black spider wasp visiting snow-on-the-mountain flowers

    Psorthaspis Spider Wasps

    Psorthaspis spp.
    Glossy black spider wasp manipulating paralyzed spider

    Spider Wasps

    About 300 species in North America north of Mexico
    Image of a red velvet ant

    Velvet Ants

    Nearly 500 species in North America north of Mexico