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Ants, Bees, Flies & Wasps

Ants

Bees

Wasps





Bumblebee

Chalcid Wasp


Honey Bee

Mason Wasp


Leaf Cutter Bee

Mud Dauber


Metallic Green Bee

Paper Wasps


Sweat Bees

Scoliid Wasps



Tiphiid Wasp





Flies



Bee Flies



Flower Flies











Ants, bees and wasps belong to the order Hymenoptera, the third largest order of Insects.  There are about 150,000 species that have been identified worldwide.  Of these, about 22,000 are found in North America.  

Flies belong to the order Diptera, which contains true flies, gnats, mosquitoes, and others.  Diptera is a large order containing about 120,000 species that have been identified worldwide.  Of them, about 17,000 species have been observed in North America.