image of a Thread-Waisted Wasp

    Ammophila Wasps

    Ammophila spp.
    Andrenid or miner bee collecting pollen on a flower

    Andrenid Bees (Miner Bees)

    More than 1,200 species in North America north of Mexico
    Acrobat ants on a leaf

    Ants

    More than 700 species in North America
    Longhorn bee visiting a flower, viewed from side

    Apid Bees

    About 1,000 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of Bee Fly on leaf

    Bee Flies

    About 800 species in North America
    Blue-winged scoliid wasp taking nectar on English ivy flowers

    Blue-Winged Wasp

    Scolia dubia
    photo of bumblebee on a wild rose flower

    Bumble Bees

    Bombus spp.
    Photo of a female scorpionfly perched on a leaf.
    Long-legged wasp grasping a wolf spider while clinging to house siding

    Entypus Spider Wasps

    Entypus aratus, E. unifasciatus, E. fulvicornis, and others
    image of a Flower Fly on a flower

    Flower Flies (Syrphids)

    Nearly 900 species in North America
    Photo of a great black wasp on a bindweed flower

    Great Black Wasp

    Sphex pensylvanicus
    A metallic green sweat bee gathering pollen on a yellow flowerhead

    Halictid Bees (Sweat Bees)

    More than 500 species in North America north of Mexico
    Honeybee worker on flower

    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
    photo of a leafcutter bee

    Leafcutter Bees

    Megachile spp.
    Longhorn bee closeup of head showing long antennae and yellow face

    Longhorn Bees

    More than 200 species of tribe Eucerini (longhorn bees) in North America north of Mexico
    Female mason bee collecting pollen on a yellow daisy-family flowerhead

    Megachilid Bees

    More than 630 species in North America north of Mexico
    image of Black-and-Yellow Mud Dauber

    Mud Daubers

    Three genera: Sceliphron, Trypoxylon, and Chalybion
    Black and rust-colored wasp on a plant

    Poecilopompilus Spider Wasps

    Poecilopompilus algidus and P. interruptus
    image of Robber Fly

    Robber Flies

    More than 1,000 species in North America
    image of Sand Wasp perched on sand

    Sand Wasps

    More than 1,200 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
    Virginia flower fly resting on a concrete surface

    Yellowjacket Hover Fly

    Milesia virginiensis