Andrenid or miner bee collecting pollen on a flower

    Andrenid Bees (Miner Bees)

    More than 1,200 species in North America north of Mexico
    Acrobat ants on a leaf

    Ants

    More than 700 species in North America
    Longhorn bee visiting a flower, viewed from side

    Apid Bees

    About 1,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    Female spider wasp grasping and dragging body of sac spider
    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
    image of Black Giant Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk
    Blue orchard bee resting on a dirt surface

    Blue Orchard Bee

    Osmia lignaria
    photo of bumblebee on a wild rose flower

    Bumble Bees

    Bombus spp.
    Wood cockroach crawling on tree

    Cockroaches and Termites

    About 100 species of cockroaches and termites in North America north of Mexico
    image of Cicada Killer on Goldenrod

    Eastern Cicada Killer

    Sphecius speciosus
    Long-legged wasp grasping a wolf spider while clinging to house siding

    Entypus Spider Wasps

    Entypus aratus, E. unifasciatus, E. fulvicornis, and others
    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
    Image of a great golden digger wasp.

    Great Golden Digger Wasp

    Sphex ichneumoneus
    Photo of a green-eyed robber fly depositing eggs into Missouri ironweed flowers.

    Green-Eyed Robber Fly

    Promachus vertebratus
    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
    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

    Megachile spp.
    Longhorn bee closeup of head showing long antennae and yellow face

    Longhorn Bees

    More than 200 species of tribe Eucerini (longhorn bees) in North America north of Mexico
    Female mason bee collecting pollen on a yellow daisy-family flowerhead

    Megachilid Bees

    More than 630 species in North America north of Mexico
    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

    Polistes spp.
    Female pigeon tremex resting on a concrete surface

    Pigeon Tremex

    Tremex columba
    Black and rust-colored wasp on a plant

    Poecilopompilus Spider Wasps

    Poecilopompilus algidus and P. interruptus
    image of Robber Fly

    Robber Flies

    More than 1,000 species in North America
    Rusty spider wasp resting on a leaf

    Rusty Spider Wasp

    Tachypompilus ferrugineus
    image of Sand Wasp perched on sand

    Sand Wasps

    More than 1,200 species in North America north of Mexico
    Blue-winged wasp viewed from above, showing wrinkled surface of wings

    Scoliid Wasps

    About 20 species in North America north of Mexico
    Glossy black spider wasp manipulating paralyzed spider

    Spider Wasps

    About 300 species in North America north of Mexico
    Several termite workers and a soldier in a gallery in wood

    Termites

    About 50 species in North America north of Mexico
    Image of a red velvet ant

    Velvet Ants

    Nearly 500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Virginia flower fly resting on a concrete surface

    Yellowjacket Hover Fly

    Milesia virginiensis