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    Bald-Faced Hornet

    Dolichovespula maculata
    image of an Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk

    Ichneumon Wasps

    More than 5,000 species in North America
    image of Sand Wasp perched on sand

    Sand Wasps

    Numerous species and genera in Missouri
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    Velvet Ants

    Numerous species in Missouri
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    Yellowjackets

    Most are in the genus Vespula