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Ants Sawflies Bees and Wasps: Hymenoptera

Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Hymenopterans And People, Conservation Status, Honeybee (apis Mellifera): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT

HONEYBEE (Apis mellifera): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
LEAF-CUTTER ANT (Atta sexdens): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
NO COMMON NAME (Megarhyssa nortoni): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
VELVET ANT (Mutilla europaea): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
TARANTULA HAWK (Pepsis grossa): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
NO COMMON NAME (Trissolcus basalis): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
POTTER WASP (Eumenes fraternus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Hymenopterans are found on every continent except Antarctica. There are about 115,000 species of hymenopterans worldwide, with about eighteen thousand in the United States and Canada.

Hymenoptera occur in a wide variety of habitats where they are found in the soil and leaf litter or on grasses, shrubs, and trees. Most species are active on warm, sunny days, but some species are active at night, especially those that attack prey that are also active at night.

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Animal Life ResourceInsects and Spiders