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Wasps, Bees, and Ants
(Class Insecta, Order Hymenoptera, Suborder Apocrita)
Invertebrates Around Las Vegas, Wildlife Around Las Vegas

The suborder Apocrita includes the Wasps, Bees, and Ants. These creatures have a constriction between the first and second abdominal segments (wasp waist), and the larvae are legless and mostly carnivorous. 

Photo Family Species
Mining Bees (Family Andrenidae) Andrenidae
Mining Bees
Mining Bees
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)


Honey Bees, Carpenter Bees, Bumble Bees

Cuckoo Bee (Melecta spp.)
Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)
Hunt Bumble Bee (Bombus huntii)
California Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa californica)
Chalcid Wasps (Acanthothalcis nigricans) Chalcididae
Chalcid Wasps
Chalcid Wasps (Acanthothalcis nigricans)
Western Carpenter Ants (Camponotus modoc) Formicidae
Western Carpenter Ant (Camponotus modoc)
Sweat Bees (Hymenoptera, Halictidae)

Sweat Bees

Sweat Bees (Halictidae)
Megachilidae -- Leaf-cutter Bees Megachilidae
Leaf-cutter Bees
Leaf-cutter Bees (Megachilidae)
Velvet Ant (Dasymutilla spp.) Mutillidae
Velvet Ants

Velvet Ants (Dasymutilla spp.)
Golden Velvet Ant
(Dasymutilla sackenii)
Magnificent Velvet Ant (Dasymutilla magnifica)
Thistledown (White Velvet Ant) (Dasymutilla gloriosa)

Tarantula Hawk (Pepsis spp.) Pompilidae
Spider Wasps
Tarantula Hawk (Pepsis spp.)
Scoliid Wasp (Campsomeris pilipes) Scoliidae
Scarab-hunter Wasps
Scoliid Wasp (Campsomeris pilipes)
Black and Yellow Mud Dauber (Sceliphron caementarium) Sphecidae
Solitary Wasps

Black and Yellow Mud Dauber (Sceliphron caementarium)
Metallic Blue Wasp (Chlorion aerarium)
Sphecid Wasp with Caterpillar

Potter Wasps (Eumenes bollii) Vespidae
Vespid Wasps (paper wasps, yellowjackets and hornets, potter and mason wasps, and pollen wasps.
Vespid Wasps (Family Vespidae)
Potter Wasps (Eumenes bollii) Unidentified

Unidentified Wasps

Unidentified Bees

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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