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 an Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk

    Ichneumon Wasps

    More than 5,000 species in North America
    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