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List of North American Insects

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Scientific NameCommon Name
Acraspis macrocarpae(Jewel Oak Gall Wasp)
Agapostemon texanus(Green Sweat Bee)
Agapostemon virescens(Sweat bee)
Agenioideus humilis(Spider wasp)
Aleiodes indiscretus(Braconid wasp)
Amblyopone pallipes(Dracula Ant)
Amitus hesperidum(Citrus blackfly parasitoid)
Ammophila pictipennis(Thread-waisted Wasp)
Ammophila zanthoptera(Hunting wasp)
Amphibolips confluenta(Oak Apple Gall Wasp)
Amphibolips quercusjuglans(Acorn-plum gall wasp)
Anagyrus kamali(Encyrtid wasp)
Andricus caputmedusae(Cynipid gall wasp)
Andricus curvator(Cynipid gall wasp)
Andricus kollari(Marble gall)
Andricus lignicola(Cynipid gall wasp)
Andricus lucidus(Cynipid gall wasp)
Andricus parmula(Oak saucer gall)
Andricus quercuscalicis(Knopper gall)
Anoplolepis gracilipes(Yellow Crazy Ant)
Anthophora abrupta(Miner Bee)
Anthophora ursina(Miner Bee)
Aphaenogaster cockerelli(Long-legged ant)
Apis mellifera(Western honey bee)
Apis mellifera scutellata(Africanized honey bee)
Astata occidentalis(Digger Wasp)
Atta cephalotes(Forest bachac)
Atta texana(Texas leafcutter ant)
Bembecinus quinquespinosus(Digger wasp)
Bembix palmata(Yellow Sand Wasp)
Bembix pruinosa(Sand wasp)
Biorhiza pallida(Oak apple gall wasp)
Biosteres arisanus(fruit fly parasitoid wasp)
Bombus fervidus(Golden northern bumble bee)
Bombus huntii(Hunt's Bumble bee)
Bombus impatiens(Common Eastern Bumble Bee)
Bombus nevadensis(Nevada Bumblebee)
Bombus ternarius(Tricoloured Bumble Bee)
Callirhytis cornigera(Horned oak gall)
Callirhytis fructuosa(Stony gall)
Callirhytis operator(Pip gall wasp)
Callirhytis quercuspunctata(Gouty oak gall)
Callirhytis seminator(Wool sower gall maker)
Camponotus castaneus(Reddish carpenter ant)
Camponotus chromaiodes(Red carpenter ant)
Camponotus noveboracensis(Red carpenter ant)
Camponotus pennsylvanicus(Black carpenter ant)
Cardiochiles nigriceps(Red-tailed wasp)
Cardiocondyla venustula(Tramp ant)
Catolaccus grandis(Pteromalid wasp)
Catolaccus hunteri(Weevil parasitoid)
Cerceris fumipennis(Sphecid wasp)
Chrysis ignita(Cuckoo wasp)
Cimbex americana(Elm sawfly)
Clypeadon laticinctus(Sphecid wasp)
Coccobius fulvus(Scale parasitoid)
Coeloides pissodis(Braconid wasp)
Colpoclypeus florus(Eulophid wasp)
Cotesia congregata(Braconid wasp)
Cotesia glomeratus(Braconid wasp)
Crabro monticola(Sphecid wasp)
Crematogaster ashmeadi(Acrobat ant)
Crematogaster laeviuscula(Valentine ant)
Cynips divisa(Cynipid gall wasp)
Cynips longiventris(Cynipid gall wasp)
Cynips quercusfolii(Cynipid gall wasp)
Dasymutilla occidentalis(Velvet ant)
Delta campaniforme campaniforme(Yellow and black potter wasp)
Delta latreillei petiolare(Orangetailed potter wasp)
Diaeretiella rapae(Braconid wasp)
Diaphorencyrtus aligarhensis(Encyrtid wasp)
Dinotiscus dendroctoni(Pteromalid wasp)
Diplolepis rosae(Mossyrose gall wasp)
Disholcaspis quercusmamma(Oak rough bulletgall wasp)
Dolichovespula arenaria(Aerial yellowjacket)
Dolichovespula maculata(Baldfaced hornet)
Dorymyrmex flavus(Pyramid ant)
Dryocosmus kuriphilus(Oriental chestnut gall wasp)
Encarsia opulenta(Citrus blackfly parasitoid)
Episyron quinquenotatus(Spider wasp)
Eremnophila aureonotata(Sphecid wasp)
Eriotremex formosanus(Siricid woodwasp)
Euodynerus crypticus(Vespid wasp)
Eurytoma amygdali(Almond stone wasp)
Eurytoma semivenae(Hackberry nipple gall parasitoid)
Formica densiventris(Ant)
Formica exsectoides(Allegheny mound ant)
Formica fusca(Silky ant)
Formica obscuripes(Western thatching ant)
Formica pallidefulva(Red ant)
Formica rufa(Red wood ant)
Habropoda laboriosa(Southeastern blueberry bee)
Hartigia cressonii(Raspberry Horntail)
Isodontia auripes(Grass Carrying Wasp)
Janus abbreviatus(Willow shoot sawfly)
Janus quercusae(Oak shoot sawfly)
Lasius claviger(Smaller yellow ant)
Lasius fuliginosus(Ant)
Linepithema humile(Argentine ant)
Megachile sculpturalis(Giant resin bee)
Megarhyssa macrurus(Ichneumonid wasp)
Megastigmus aculeatus nigroflavus(Multiflora rose seed chalcid)
Megastigmus strobilobius(Torymid wasp)
Megastigmus suspectus(Torymid wasp)
Melissodes bimaculata(Long Horned Bee)
Melitoma taurea(Mallow bee)
Mischocyttarus flavitarsis(Western paper wasp)
Monobia quadridens(Carpenter wasp)
Monodontomerus dentipes(Sawfly parasitic wasp)
Muscidifurax raptor(Pteromalid wasp)
Myrmica rubra(European imported fire ant)
Neuroterus quercusbaccarum(Cynipid gall wasp)
Osmia lignaria(Blue orchard bee)
Osmia ribifloris(Leafcutting bee)
Pachodynerus nasidens(Keyhole wasp)
Paratrechina longicornis(Crazy ant)
Peristenus digoneutis(Braconid wasp)
Phasgonophora sulcata(Chalcid wasp)
Pheidole megacephala(Bigheaded ant)
Philanthus gibbosus(Sphecid wasp)
Philanthus zebratus(Sphecid wasp)
Plagiolepis alluaudi(Little yellow ant)
Podalonia valida(Sphecid wasp)
Poecilopompilus algidus(Spider Wasp)
Pogonomyrmex barbatus(Red harvester ant)
Pogonomyrmex occidentalis(Western harvester ant)
Pogonomyrmex rugosus(Rough harvester ant)
Polistes annularis(Red Paper Wasp)
Polistes apachus(Paper wasp)
Polistes aurifer(Golden paper wasp)
Polistes carolina(Red Wasp)
Polistes dominula(European Paper Wasp)
Polistes exclamans(Common paper wasp)
Polistes fuscatus(Northern paper wasp)
Polistes metricus(Paper wasp)
Polistes olivaceus(Red-brown paper wasp)
Prenolepis imparis(False honey ant)
Prionyx atratus(Sphecid wasp)
Pseneo punctatus(Sphecid wasp)
Pseudomyrmex ferrugineus(Acacia-ant)
Pteromalus puparum(Pteromalid Wasp)
Quadrastichus erythrinae(Erythrina gall wasp)
Rhyssa persuasoria(Giant ichneumon wasp)
Sceliphron caementaria(Black and yellow mud dauber)
Sceliphron laetum(Sphecid wasp)
Sirex cyaneus(Blue horntail woodwasp)
Sirex juvencus(Siricid woodwasp)
Sirex nigricornis(Woodwasp)
Sirex noctilio(Sirex woodwasp)
Solenopsis geminata(Fire ant)
Solenopsis invicta(Red imported fire ant)
Solenopsis richteri(Black imported fire ant)
Solenopsis xyloni(Southern fire ant)
Sphecius speciosus(Cicada killer)
Sphex ichneumoneus(Great golden digger wasp)
Sphex jamaicensis(Mud-dauber wasp)
Sphex pensylvanicus(Great black wasp)
Stictia carolina(Horse guard wasp)
Stictia signata(Horse guard wasp)
Tachinaephagus zealandicus(Encyrtid wasp)
Tamarixia radiata(Eulophid wasp)
Tapinoma melanocephalum(Ghost ant)
Tapinoma sessile(Odorous house ant)
Tetramorium bicarinatum(Tramp ant)
Tetramorium caespitum(Pavement ant)
Tetramorium simillimum(Ant)
Tetrastichus triozae(Eulophid wasp)
Tiphia vernalis(Tiphiid wasp)
Tremex columba(Pigeon tremex)
Urocerus albicornis(White-horned horntail)
Urocerus cressoni(Siricid woodwasp)
Urocerus gigas flavicornis(Yellow-horned horntail)
Urocerus gigas gigas(Giant wood wasp)
Urocerus taxodii(Siricid woodwasp)
Vespa crabro(European hornet)
Vespula acadica(Forest yellowjacket)
Vespula atropilosa(Prairie yellowjacket)
Vespula germanica(German yellowjacket)
Vespula maculifrons(Eastern yellowjacket)
Vespula pensylvanica(Western yellowjacket)
Vespula squamosa(Southern yellowjacket)
Wasmannia auropunctata(Little fire ant)
Xeris spectrum(Woodwasp)
Xiphydria longicollis(Woodwasp)
Xylocopa virginica(Eastern Carpenter bee)