Acrobat ants on a leaf

    Ants

    More than 700 species in North America
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    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
    image of an Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk

    Ichneumon Wasps

    More than 5,000 species in North America
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    Mydas Flies

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

    Paper Wasps

    Species in the genus Polistes
    Glossy black spider wasp manipulating paralyzed spider

    Spider Wasps

    About 300 species in North America north of Mexico
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    Sweat Bees

    Numerous species and genera in Missouri
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    Velvet Ants

    Numerous species in Missouri