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 an eastern carpenter bee

    Eastern Carpenter Bee

    Xylocopa virginica
    Image of a honeybee worker.

    Honeybee

    Apis mellifera
    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 Paper Wasp on flowers

    Paper Wasps

    Species in the genus Polistes
    image of Sand Wasp perched on sand

    Sand Wasps

    Numerous species and genera in Missouri
    Glossy black spider wasp manipulating paralyzed spider

    Spider Wasps

    About 300 species in North America north of Mexico
    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