image of a Thread-Waisted Wasp

    Ammophila Wasps

    Ammophila spp.
    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
    image of Bee Fly on leaf

    Bee Flies

    About 800 species in North America
    Photo of a female scorpionfly perched on a leaf.
    image of a Flower Fly on a flower

    Flower Flies (Syrphids)

    Nearly 900 species in North America
    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
    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
    Black and rust-colored wasp on a plant

    Poecilopompilus Spider Wasps

    Poecilopompilus algidus and P. interruptus
    Glossy black spider wasp manipulating paralyzed spider

    Spider Wasps

    About 300 species in North America north of Mexico