Acrobat ants on a leaf

    Ants

    More than 700 species in North America
    image of Bald-faced Hornet on Goldenrod

    Bald-Faced Hornet

    Dolichovespula maculata
    image of Bee Fly on leaf

    Bee Flies

    About 800 species in North America
    photo of bumblebee on a wild rose flower

    Bumble Bees

    Bombus spp.
    image of Cicada Killer on Goldenrod

    Cicada Killer Wasp

    Sphecius speciosus
    Photo of a female scorpionfly perched on a leaf.
    Photo of an eastern carpenter bee

    Eastern Carpenter Bee

    Xylocopa virginica
    Photo of male and female European wood wasps on pine stump

    European Wood Wasp (Sirex Woodwasp)

    Sirex noctilio
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    Invasive

    image of a Feather-Legged Fly

    Feather-Legged Flies

    Trichopoda spp.
    image of a Flower Fly on a flower

    Flower Flies (Syrphids)

    Nearly 900 species in North America
    Photo of a great black wasp on a bindweed flower

    Great Black Wasp

    Sphex pensylvanicus
    Image of a honeybee worker.

    Honeybee

    Apis mellifera
    Photo of a Pigeon Tremex Horntail

    Horntails

    About 28 species in North America
    image of an Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk

    Ichneumon Wasps

    More than 5,000 species in North America
    photo of a leafcutter bee

    Leafcutter Bees

    Species in the genus Megachile.
    image of Black-and-Yellow Mud Dauber

    Mud Daubers

    Three genera: Sceliphron, Trypoxylon, and Chalybion
    image of a Mydas Fly

    Mydas Flies

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

    Paper Wasps

    Species in the genus Polistes
    image of Robber Fly

    Robber Flies

    More than 1,000 species in North America
    image of Sand Wasp perched on sand

    Sand Wasps

    Numerous species and genera in Missouri
    Glossy black spider wasp manipulating paralyzed spider

    Spider Wasps

    About 300 species in North America north of Mexico
    Image of a sweat bee

    Sweat Bees

    Numerous species and genera in Missouri
    image of a Thread-Waisted Wasp

    Thread-Waisted Wasps

    Ammophila species