"Hymenoptera" means "Membrane-wing".

Ants, Wasps, and Bees have two pairs of membranous wings. While ants generally do not have wings, the reproductives do. This section on wasps includes sawflies, velvet ants, parasitic wasps, and those most commonly identified by the public as wasps (stining wasps). I have broken out bees and ants separately for ease of use, although scientifically they should be included with the stinging wasps.

The Wasp
by Ogden Nash

"The wasp and all his numerous family
I look upon as a major calamity.
He throws open his nest with prodigality,
But I distrust his waspitality."

Sawfly - Bristly Rose Slug - Cladius difformis

3 photos
Sawfly - Bristly Rose Slug - Cladius difformis

Ichneumon wasp 1 -Compsocryptus calipterus brevicornis

2 photos
Ichneumon wasp 1 -Compsocryptus calipterus brevicornis

Ichneumon wasp 2 - Unidentified sp.

2 photos
Ichneumon wasp 2 -  Unidentified sp.

Ichneumon wasp 3 - Unidentified sp.

6 photos
Ichneumon wasp 3 -  Unidentified sp.

Ichneumon wasp 4 - Unidentified sp.

2 photos
Ichneumon wasp 4 -  Unidentified sp.

Ichneumon wasp 5 - Unidentified sp.

2 photos
Ichneumon wasp 5  -  Unidentified sp.

Ichneumon wasp 6 - Pimpla sp.

1 photos
Ichneumon wasp 6 - Pimpla sp.

Ichneumon wasp 7 - Temelucha grapholithae

1 photos
Ichneumon wasp 7 - Temelucha grapholithae

Gasteruptiid wasp - Gasteruption sp.

10 photos
Gasteruptiid wasp - Gasteruption sp.

Braconid wasp 1 - Unidentified sp.

2 photos
Braconid wasp 1 - Unidentified sp.

Braconid wasp 2 - Unidentified sp.

2 photos
Braconid wasp 2 - Unidentified sp.

Braconid wasp 3 - Lytopylus sp.

3 photos
Braconid wasp 3 -  Lytopylus sp.

Braconid wasp 4- Unidentified sp. (Subfamily Microgastrinae)

3 photos
Braconid wasp 4- Unidentified sp. (Subfamily Microgastrinae)

Braconid wasp 6 - Subfamily Aphidiinae (Aphidius colemani?)

3 photos
Braconid wasp 6 - Subfamily Aphidiinae (Aphidius colemani?)

Chalcid wasp 1 - Conura sp.

4 photos
Chalcid wasp 1 - Conura sp.

Chalcid wasp 2 - Unidentified sp.

2 photos
Chalcid wasp 2 - Unidentified sp.

Pteromalid wasp - (Pteromalus puparum?)

3 photos
Pteromalid wasp - (Pteromalus puparum?)

Cuckoo wasp - Chrysura pacifica

3 photos
Cuckoo wasp - Chrysura pacifica

Steel-blue cricket hunter - Chlorion aerarium

8 photos
Steel-blue cricket hunter - Chlorion aerarium

Great golden digger wasp - Sphex ichneumoneus

9 photos
Great golden digger wasp -  Sphex ichneumoneus

Black and yellow mud dauber - Sceliphron caementarium

12 photos
Black and yellow mud dauber - Sceliphron caementarium

Grass carrying wasp - Isodontia elegans

4 photos
Grass carrying wasp - Isodontia elegans

Sphecid wasp - Prionyx sp.

4 photos
Sphecid wasp - Prionyx sp.

Cutworm wasp - Podalonia sp.

3 photos
Cutworm wasp - Podalonia sp.

Thread-waisted wasp - Unidentified sp.

2 photos
Thread-waisted wasp - Unidentified sp.

Thread-waisted wasp (Tribe Sphecini) - Unidentified sp.

4 photos
Thread-waisted wasp (Tribe Sphecini) - Unidentified sp.

Burrowing wasp 1 - Ammophila sp.

1 photos
Burrowing wasp 1 - Ammophila sp.

Burrowing wasp 2 - Ammophila sp.

1 photos
Burrowing wasp 2 - Ammophila sp.

Burrowing wasp 3 - Ammophila sp.

2 photos
Burrowing wasp 3 - Ammophila sp.

Burrowing wasp 4 - Ammophila sp.

2 photos
Burrowing wasp 4 - Ammophila sp.

Burrowing wasp 6 - Ammophila sp.

1 photos
Burrowing wasp 6 - Ammophila sp.

Square-headed wasp - Larropsis sp.

3 photos
Square-headed wasp - Larropsis  sp.

Sand wasp 1 - Bembix comata

8 photos
Sand wasp 1 - Bembix comata

Sand wasp 2 - Tachysphex sp.

2 photos
Sand wasp 2 - Tachysphex sp.

Weevil wasp 1 - Cerceris sextoides

16 photos
Weevil wasp 1 - Cerceris sextoides

Weevil wasp 2 - Cerceris sp.

2 photos
Weevil wasp 2 - Cerceris sp.

Velvet ant - Dasymutilla sp.

4 photos
Velvet ant - Dasymutilla sp.

Scoliid wasp - Campsomeris tolteca

19 photos
Scoliid wasp - Campsomeris tolteca

Scoliid wasp - Crioscolia alcione

2 photos
Scoliid wasp - Crioscolia alcione

Tarantula hawk- Pepsis sp.

8 photos
Tarantula hawk- Pepsis sp.

Spider wasp - Episyron conterminus posterus

7 items
Spider wasp - Episyron conterminus posterus

Spider wasp - Unidentified sp.

4 photos
Spider wasp - Unidentified sp.

Spider wasp - Unidentified sp.

1 photos
Spider wasp - Unidentified sp.

Spider wasp 2 - Unidentified sp.

3 photos
Spider wasp 2 - Unidentified sp.

Spider wasp 3 - Dipogon calipterus

9 photos
Spider wasp 3 - Dipogon calipterus

Common paper wasp - Polistes exclamans

12 photos
Common paper wasp - Polistes exclamans

Golden paper wasp - Polistes aurifer

6 photos
Golden paper wasp - Polistes aurifer

Paper wasp - Polistes apachus

3 photos
Paper wasp - Polistes apachus

European paper wasp - Polistes dominula

10 photos
European paper wasp - Polistes dominula

Mason wasp 1 - Ancistrocerus sp.

2 photos
Mason wasp 1 - Ancistrocerus sp.

Mason wasp 2 - Euodynerus hidalgo

2 photos
Mason wasp 2 - Euodynerus hidalgo

Mason wasp 3 - Euodynerus sp.

12 photos
Mason wasp 3 - Euodynerus sp.

Mason wasp 4 - Parancistrocerus declivatus

9 photos
Mason wasp 4 - Parancistrocerus declivatus

Mason wasp - Ancistrocerus tuberculocephalus sutterianus

6 photos
Mason wasp - Ancistrocerus tuberculocephalus sutterianus

Mason wasp 5 - Ancistrocerus tuberculocephalus

4 photos
Mason wasp 5 - Ancistrocerus tuberculocephalus

Potter wasp 1 - Eumenes verticalis

2 photos
Potter wasp 1 - Eumenes verticalis

Potter wasp 2 - Eumenes crucifera

5 photos
Potter wasp 2 - Eumenes crucifera

Western Yellowjacket - Vespula pensylvanica

6 photos
Western Yellowjacket - Vespula pensylvanica