Photo of a meloe blister beetle, female, on ground

    Blister Beetles

    More than 400 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of greenbottle fly on carcass

    Blow Flies (Bottle Flies)

    About 84 species in North America.
    Blue-winged scoliid wasp taking nectar on English ivy flowers

    Blue-Winged Wasp

    Scolia dubia
    Photo of an adult damselfly on a twig next to water.

    Damselflies

    Species in the suborder Zygoptera
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    Long-legged wasp grasping a wolf spider while clinging to house siding

    Entypus Spider Wasps

    Entypus aratus, E. unifasciatus, E. fulvicornis, and others
    Photo of a great black wasp on a bindweed flower

    Great Black Wasp

    Sphex pensylvanicus
    image of Fiery Searcher on dead leaves

    Ground Beetles

    About 2,400 species in North America north of Mexico
    Swamp milkweed leaf beetle on a leaf it has chewed on.

    Leaf Beetles

    About 2,000 species in North America
    image of a Leafhopper on leaf

    Leafhoppers

    More than 3,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of Black-and-Yellow Mud Dauber

    Mud Daubers

    Three genera: Sceliphron, Trypoxylon, and Chalybion
    Photo of a meloe blister beetle, female, on ground

    Oil Beetles

    Meloe spp.
    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
    image of Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle crawling on dead leaves

    Tiger Beetles

    Subfamily Cicindelinae (about 100 species in North America)