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Hymenoptera of the world -- bees, ants and all their friends

Hymenoptera of the world -- bees, ants and all their friends

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Hymenoptera of the world -- bees, ants and all their friends
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The representatives of Hymenoptera order display a remarkable diversity not only of shapes and colours, but also of behaviours and lifestyles. Insect sociality, highly specific parasitism, various kinds of maternal care -- all these fascinating natural phenomena are displayed by insects from this order. We, humans, owe to them pollination of our crops and in many instances natural pest control. Help us document the amazing diversity of how they look and how they behave.

Hymenoptera of the world -- bees, ants and all their friends

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Golden Paper Wasp Brian38 1 0 Golden Paper Wasp
Braconid Wasp Ingrid3 2 0 Braconid Wasp
Common carder bee arne.roysland 2 1 Common carder bee
threadwasted wasp Ingrid3 1 0 threadwasted wasp
wasp Ingrid3 1 0 wasp
Wingless ichneumon wasp arne.roysland 2 2 Wingless ichneumon wasp
Grey-banded mining bee arne.roysland 2 0 Grey-banded mining bee
Sawfly (larvae) Felix Fleck 5 0 Sawfly (larvae)
Potter wasp Raksha 4 1 Potter wasp
Velvet Ant CindyBinghamKeiser 2 0 Velvet Ant
Red-tailed bumblebee arne.roysland 2 0 Red-tailed bumblebee
Green-legged sawfly arne.roysland 1 0 Green-legged sawfly
Red-banded sand wasp arne.roysland 7 0 Red-banded sand wasp
Yellow ophion arne.roysland 1 0 Yellow ophion
Square-headed Wasp CindyBinghamKeiser 2 2 Square-headed Wasp
Longhorn Bee CindyBinghamKeiser 3 0 Longhorn Bee
Banded Ichneumon Wasp Neil Ross 6 6 Banded Ichneumon Wasp
Chicatana Leafcutter Ant Felix Fleck 1 2 Chicatana Leafcutter Ant
Red mason bee arne.roysland 1 0 Red mason bee
Red wood ant arne.roysland 1 0 Red wood ant
Jumping Jack ant nest Leuba Ridgway 1 1 Jumping Jack ant nest
Resin Mason Wasp Neil Ross 1 2 Resin Mason Wasp
Common Paper Wasp Neil Ross 5 4 Common Paper Wasp
Potter Wasp ForestDragon 4 0 Potter Wasp
Honey carrier ant Leuba Ridgway 5 0 Honey carrier ant
Sugar Ants (with chimney) Neil Ross 10 2 Sugar Ants (with chimney)
Small cuckoo wasp Raksha 2 1 Small cuckoo wasp
Paper wasp Raksha 3 2 Paper wasp
Spotting Raksha 1 0 Spotting
Native bee Mark Ridgway 2 0 Native bee
Black potter wasp arne.roysland 3 2 Black potter wasp
Blue mud dauber Raksha 13 9 Blue mud dauber
Spotting Machi 3 1 Spotting
Pristepyris Wasp Machi 4 1 Pristepyris Wasp
Southern Yellowjacket Matthew Hammond 1 0 Southern Yellowjacket
Pseudomyrmex Ant of the Swollen Thorn Acacia LaurenZarate 2 0 Pseudomyrmex Ant of the Swollen Thorn Acacia
Black and yellow carpenter bee Raksha 8 5 Black and yellow carpenter bee
Paper Wasp Leuba Ridgway 2 0 Paper Wasp
Spotting Raksha 2 0 Spotting
Blue banded bee Raksha 5 0 Blue banded bee
Halictus IvanPancic 2 0 Halictus
Weaver ant arne.roysland 2 2 Weaver ant
Dwarf Carpenter Bee arne.roysland 1 0 Dwarf Carpenter Bee
Braconid Wasp ForestDragon 2 0 Braconid Wasp
Wasp Raksha 6 5 Wasp
wedgetailed wasp Ingrid3 1 0 wedgetailed wasp
wasp Ingrid3 1 0 wasp
large wasp Ingrid3 1 0 large wasp
Honeybee Ingrid3 1 0 Honeybee

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