Acrobat ants on a leaf

    Ants

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

    Ichneumon Wasps

    More than 5,000 species in North America
    photo of a leafcutter bee

    Leafcutter Bees

    Species in the genus Megachile.
    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
    Photo of an eastern yellowjacket

    Yellowjackets

    Most are in the genus Vespula

See Also

Photo of a Yellow-Collared Scape Moth

Yellow-Collared Scape Moth

Cisseps fulvicollis
image of Plume Moth on blade of grass

Plume Moths

Nearly 150 species in North America north of Mexico