last updated 8.July.2007
Hymenoptera Image Gallery
Hymenoptera is a large and diverse order of insects that contains wasps, bees, and sawflies. Many species are parasitic on other insects and are important in biological control of pests. Several groups have evolved complex social behavior, particularly in the bees and ants.
Note that although ants belong in the Hymenoptera, the ant images are kept here.
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"Parasitica" (Parasitic Wasps):
Chrysidoidea (Cuckoo Wasps, Bethylids, Dryinids):
Apoidea (Bees, Sphecid wasps):
Vespoidea (Paper Wasps, Velvet Ants, Spider Wasps, Tiphiids):