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    Bee Flies

    About 800 species in North America
    photo of bumblebee on a wild rose flower

    Bumble Bees

    Bombus spp.
    image of Cicada Killer on Goldenrod

    Cicada Killer Wasp

    Sphecius speciosus
    Image of a great golden digger wasp.

    Great Golden Digger Wasp

    Sphex ichneumoneus
    Photo of a Pigeon Tremex Horntail

    Horntails

    About 28 species in North America
    image of an Ichneumon Wasp on tree trunk

    Ichneumon Wasps

    More than 5,000 species in North America
    image of Black-and-Yellow Mud Dauber

    Mud Daubers

    Three genera: Sceliphron, Trypoxylon, and Chalybion
    image of a Mydas Fly

    Mydas Flies

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

    Paper Wasps

    Species in the genus Polistes
    image of Robber Fly

    Robber Flies

    More than 1,000 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 red velvet ant

    Velvet Ants

    Numerous species in Missouri

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