This ClipArt gallery offers 196 pictures of numerous insects from the order Hymenoptera, including ants, bees, wasps, hornets, sawflies, and ichneumon.

There are approximately 2500 species of ants.

Ant

There are approximately 2500 species of ants.

Some ants are poisonous.

Ant

Some ants are poisonous.

A small insect; a pismire.

Ant

A small insect; a pismire.

Ants are very fond of a sugary liquid that Plant lice secrete. They will milk the bugs of this liquid.

Ant and Plant Lice

Ants are very fond of a sugary liquid that Plant lice secrete. They will milk the bugs of this liquid.

"Seed of bloodroot with caruncle or crest, which serves as a handle for ants to hold on to. Ant ready to take the seed." -Bergen, 1896

Ant and Seed

"Seed of bloodroot with caruncle or crest, which serves as a handle for ants to hold on to. Ant ready…

"A a large, B a small spherical, sponge-like mass of earth which is built around the axils of the branches of trees in the tropical forests and...is seeded by ants with parasitic plants." -National Geographic, 1916

Ant Gardens

"A a large, B a small spherical, sponge-like mass of earth which is built around the axils of the branches…

"Ant guest or parasite (Atemeles) soliciting food from a worker Myrmica." -National Geographic, 1912

Ant Guest

"Ant guest or parasite (Atemeles) soliciting food from a worker Myrmica." -National Geographic, 1912

"The family stomach or repletes of the honey ant of the garden of the gods (Myrmecocystus hortideorum)." -National Geographic, 1912

Honey Ant Replete

"The family stomach or repletes of the honey ant of the garden of the gods (Myrmecocystus hortideorum)."…

"The family stomach or repletes of the honey ant of the garden of the gods (Myrmecocystus hortideorum)." -National Geographic, 1912

Honey Ant Replete

"The family stomach or repletes of the honey ant of the garden of the gods (Myrmecocystus hortideorum)."…

The soldier of Eciton drepanophorum, a species of army ant in the Formicidae family of ants.

Army Ant

The soldier of Eciton drepanophorum, a species of army ant in the Formicidae family of ants.

This ant belongs to the Mason-Ants which employ a mortar in raising their hillocks at the same time that they hollow out their underground dwellings.

Worker Ash Ant

This ant belongs to the Mason-Ants which employ a mortar in raising their hillocks at the same time…

This ant belongs to the Mason-Ants which employ a mortar in raising their hillocks at the same time that they hollow out their underground dwellings.

Female Ash Black Ant (Formica Nigra)

This ant belongs to the Mason-Ants which employ a mortar in raising their hillocks at the same time…

This ant belongs to the Mason-Ants which employ a mortar in raising their hillocks at the same time that they hollow out their underground dwellings.

Male Ash Black Ant (Formica Nigra)

This ant belongs to the Mason-Ants which employ a mortar in raising their hillocks at the same time…

This ant belongs to the Mason-Ants which employ a mortar in raising their hillocks at the same time that they hollow out their underground dwellings.

Worker Ash Black Ant (Formica Nigra)

This ant belongs to the Mason-Ants which employ a mortar in raising their hillocks at the same time…

Also known as the Parasol Ant. They are called this because of the way they carry leaves above their heads.

Brazilian Umbrella Ant (Atla Cephalotes)

Also known as the Parasol Ant. They are called this because of the way they carry leaves above their…

Cremastogaster lineolata, large worker.

Crematogaster Ant

Cremastogaster lineolata, large worker.

Cremastogaster lineolata, large worker.

Crematogaster Ant

Cremastogaster lineolata, large worker.

Cremastogaster lineolata, female.

Crematogaster Ant

Cremastogaster lineolata, female.

Cremastogaster lineolata, small worker.

Crematogaster Ant

Cremastogaster lineolata, small worker.

Honey-ant, Myrmecocystus melliger, filled with honey.

Honey Ant

Honey-ant, Myrmecocystus melliger, filled with honey.

Honey-ant, Myrmecocystus melliger, filled with honey.

Honey Ant

Honey-ant, Myrmecocystus melliger, filled with honey.

"In a colony are the females, which are the largest in size." The females are very long-lived.

Horse Ant Female

"In a colony are the females, which are the largest in size." The females are very long-lived.

The male horse ant has wings, and after pairing is allowed to stray away and soon die.

Horse Ant Male

The male horse ant has wings, and after pairing is allowed to stray away and soon die.

The workers supply all the food and are the builders of their wonderful colonies.

Horse Ant Worker

The workers supply all the food and are the builders of their wonderful colonies.

This ant is "parasitical on solitary bees; their larvae devouring the larvae of the bees."

Mutilla Europaea, Female

This ant is "parasitical on solitary bees; their larvae devouring the larvae of the bees."

This ant is "parasitical on solitary bees; their larvae devouring the larvae of the bees."

Mutilla Europaea, Male

This ant is "parasitical on solitary bees; their larvae devouring the larvae of the bees."

Monomorium pharaonis, can be found in myriads, and nothing is safe from it.

Pharaoh Ant

Monomorium pharaonis, can be found in myriads, and nothing is safe from it.

"The <em>Philanthus</em> feeds its larvae on bees, having first numbed them by its sting. It belongs to the Fossorial Hymenoptera."

Philanthus Triangulum

"The Philanthus feeds its larvae on bees, having first numbed them by its sting. It belongs…

The Queen Ant of slave-making ants.

Queen Ant

The Queen Ant of slave-making ants.

The red ants, here a winged male, are produced in great numbers at particular times of the year.

Red Ant

The red ants, here a winged male, are produced in great numbers at particular times of the year.

The red ants, here a wingless neutered male, are produced in great numbers at particular times of the year.

Red Ant

The red ants, here a wingless neutered male, are produced in great numbers at particular times of the…

"Its body is transparent, the head and wings can be made out, but no legs. The mouth is a retractible nipple."

Larva of the Red Ant (Myrmica Rubra)

"Its body is transparent, the head and wings can be made out, but no legs. The mouth is a retractible…

"The Red Ant plies, according to circumstances, the trade of a mason or excavator. All these are bustling, hurrying, busy, but always in the greatest order, and with a perfect understanding among themselves."

Male Red Ant (Myrmica Rubra)

"The Red Ant plies, according to circumstances, the trade of a mason or excavator. All these are bustling,…

"When the pupa is born, the workers watch over the newly-born insect; for some days they feed it, help it to walk, and do not abandon it until it can dispense with their services."

Pupa of the Red Ant (Myrmica Rubra)

"When the pupa is born, the workers watch over the newly-born insect; for some days they feed it, help…

"In a colony are the females, which are the largest in size." The females are very long-lived.

Red Wood Ant Female

"In a colony are the females, which are the largest in size." The females are very long-lived.

The larva is the stage right after the eggs are laid. In this stage, the larva is white and legless.

Red Wood Ant Larva

The larva is the stage right after the eggs are laid. In this stage, the larva is white and legless.

The male red wood ant has wings, and after pairing is allowed to stray away and soon die.

Red Wood Ant Male

The male red wood ant has wings, and after pairing is allowed to stray away and soon die.

"The cocoons represent the pupa stage; they are commonly called ant-eggs, and are carefully tended by the workers."

Red Wood Ant Pupae (bottom)

"The cocoons represent the pupa stage; they are commonly called ant-eggs, and are carefully tended by…

"The cocoons represent the pupa stage; they are commonly called ant-eggs, and are carefully tended by the workers."

Red Wood Ant Pupae (side)

"The cocoons represent the pupa stage; they are commonly called ant-eggs, and are carefully tended by…

The workers supply all the food and are the builders of their wonderful colonies.

Red Wood Ant Worker

The workers supply all the food and are the builders of their wonderful colonies.

The workers supply all the food and are the builders of their wonderful colonies.

Red Wood Ant Worker (side)

The workers supply all the food and are the builders of their wonderful colonies.

"One colony of ants will attach another, and those captured are made slaves. The warlike tribes never carry off any other but the larvae from the ant-hills they plunder."

Russet Ant (Polyergus Rufescens)

"One colony of ants will attach another, and those captured are made slaves. The warlike tribes never…

A working ant.

Slave Ant

A working ant.

A type of ant that uses leaves to build its homes.

Umbrella Ant

A type of ant that uses leaves to build its homes.

Also known as cow killers, are not actually ants but a type of wasp. they get their name from their hair, which ranges from red and black to completely white, or may silvery golden.

Velvet Ant

Also known as cow killers, are not actually ants but a type of wasp. they get their name from their…

"These animals, often called <em>White Ants</em>, live in vast communities, principally in the hotter regions of the earth, where they do incredible damage by devouring almost every thing that comes in their way." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

White Ants

"These animals, often called White Ants, live in vast communities, principally in the hotter…

"Yellow Ants (F. Flava) and Nest." &mdash; Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Yellow Ants

"Yellow Ants (F. Flava) and Nest." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

"Red ant (Formica rufa). Male, worker, and female." -Parker, 1900

Red Ants

"Red ant (Formica rufa). Male, worker, and female." -Parker, 1900

"The repairing of a rent in the nest of the red tree ant (Ecophylla smaragdina). The nest is made of leaves, held together with a silken web. The figure shows the workers repairing a rent, one brigade of them being occupied in drawing the edges of the leaves together, while the others on the inside of the nest move the spinning larvae back and forth across the gap." -National Geographic, 1912

Red Tree Ants

"The repairing of a rent in the nest of the red tree ant (Ecophylla smaragdina). The nest is made of…

"The 'replete' workers, with their social stomachs distended with the sweet exudations of oak galls, hang from the vaulted roof of the chamber in a cluster and function as so many food reservoirs." -National Geographic, 1912

Replete Ants

"The 'replete' workers, with their social stomachs distended with the sweet exudations of oak galls,…

Bees form colonies in hives. There are different bees for different tasks.

Bee

Bees form colonies in hives. There are different bees for different tasks.

Bee on a flower

Bee

Bee on a flower

An insect that makes honey.

Bee

An insect that makes honey.

A bee of the colletes genus that usually live in the ground.

Bee

A bee of the colletes genus that usually live in the ground.

"Honey-bee (Apis mellifica). Male (drone)" &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bee

"Honey-bee (Apis mellifica). Male (drone)" — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Honey-bee (Apis mellifica). Queen." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bee

"Honey-bee (Apis mellifica). Queen." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Honey-bee (Apis mellifica). Worker." &mdash; The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Bee

"Honey-bee (Apis mellifica). Worker." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

The bumblebee.

Bumblebee

The bumblebee.

"Bee seen through a magnifying-glass at the moment when the plates of wax appear between the segments of the abdomen."

Bee

"Bee seen through a magnifying-glass at the moment when the plates of wax appear between the segments…