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

Cephus Pygmaeus, wheat-stem saw-fly, female parasite.

Saw Wheat-Stem Fly

Cephus Pygmaeus, wheat-stem saw-fly, female parasite.

"Woolly Oak-gall, produced by Cynips Quercus ramuli." -Lindley, 1853

Gall Wasp

"Woolly Oak-gall, produced by Cynips Quercus ramuli." -Lindley, 1853

Gall-fly is a name applied to the members of the family Cynipidae, which are not flies, but are related to ants and bees (order Hymenoptera).

Gall-fly

Gall-fly is a name applied to the members of the family Cynipidae, which are not flies, but are related…

After the queen bee is impregnated, the drones are killed by the workers.

Honey Bees

After the queen bee is impregnated, the drones are killed by the workers.

"Hornet is the largest species of wasp found in America. The thorax is mostly black; the abdomen is yellow, with three brown points. The sting is very painful. The hornet is a very voracious insect, seizing and devouring bees and other insects, or carrying them to its nest to feed its young. The nest is commonly in some sheltered place."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Hornet

"Hornet is the largest species of wasp found in America. The thorax is mostly black; the abdomen is…

A hornet

Hornet

A hornet

A small stinging insect with six yellow spots on the subpedunculate abdomen.

Hornet

A small stinging insect with six yellow spots on the subpedunculate abdomen.

"The Hornets resemble the Wasps in their habits, but but they are noted for their spitefulness and the acute pain inflicted by their stings. There are many species, some building a nest of paper-like materials, and attaching it to the limb of a tree, as is customary with certain European species." — Goodrich, 1859

Hornets and Nest

"The Hornets resemble the Wasps in their habits, but but they are noted for their spitefulness and the…

Humble bees sometimes damage beans and cultivated flowers. Some plants depend on the humble bee for fertilization, such as red clover.

Humble Bee

Humble bees sometimes damage beans and cultivated flowers. Some plants depend on the humble bee for…

The insects of the Ichneumon family have long,slender bodies, long ovipositors and long antennae.

Ichneumon

The insects of the Ichneumon family have long,slender bodies, long ovipositors and long antennae.

The insects of the Ichneumon family have long,slender bodies, long ovipositors and long antennae.

Ichneumon

The insects of the Ichneumon family have long,slender bodies, long ovipositors and long antennae.

An adult ichneumon fly

Ichneumon

An adult ichneumon fly

This female parasitic wasp has a strong boring ovipositor for laying eggs in holes she drills in trees.

Ichneumon

This female parasitic wasp has a strong boring ovipositor for laying eggs in holes she drills in trees.

The large Ichneumon fly with long flexible ovipositor.

Ichneumon

The large Ichneumon fly with long flexible ovipositor.

"The ichineumons, with long ovipositors, as the European species, <em>Ichneumon manifestator</em>, seek the burrows of the wood-boring insects, whose larva they are enabled to reach by means of this organ. Each species usually infests a particulat species of insect; and, singular as it may appear, many of these parasitic larvae are again preyed upon by others, whose parents are directed by an unerring instinct to the selection of the proper position for the nourishment of their arguement." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Ichneumon

"The ichineumons, with long ovipositors, as the European species, Ichneumon manifestator, seek…

Pimpla, A destructive insect.

Ichneumon

Pimpla, A destructive insect.

"Pimpla inquisitor, an ichneumon." &mdash;Davison, 1906

Ichneumon

"Pimpla inquisitor, an ichneumon." —Davison, 1906

Long-tailed ichneumon, Thalessa lunator, larva.

Ichneumon

Long-tailed ichneumon, Thalessa lunator, larva.

Long-tailed ichneumon, Thalessa lunator, pupa.

Ichneumon

Long-tailed ichneumon, Thalessa lunator, pupa.

Long-tailed ichneumon, Thalessa lunator, female adult.

Ichneumon

Long-tailed ichneumon, Thalessa lunator, female adult.

Long-tailed ichneumon, Thalessa lunator, male adult.

Ichneumon

Long-tailed ichneumon, Thalessa lunator, male adult.

Pimpla Conquisitor, adult.

Ichneumon

Pimpla Conquisitor, adult.

Ichneumon flies are solitary insects, and most are parasitoids&mdash;the larvae feeding on or in another insect which finally dies. As with all hymenopterans, ichneumons are closely related to ants and bees. The female finds a host and lays an egg on, near, or inside the host's body. Upon hatching, the larval ichneumon feeds either externally or internally, killing the host when they themselves are ready to pupate. The large ichneumon fly (Thakessa), with long flexable ovipositor. The various parts of ths ovipositor are spread aapart in the figure; naturally they lie together to form a single piercing organ.

Ichneumon Fly

Ichneumon flies are solitary insects, and most are parasitoids—the larvae feeding on or in another…

Ichneumon flies are solitary insects, and most are parasitoids&mdash;the larvae feeding on or in another insect which finally dies. As with all hymenopterans, ichneumons are closely related to ants and bees. The female finds a host and lays an egg on, near, or inside the host's body. Upon hatching, the larval ichneumon feeds either externally or internally, killing the host when they themselves are ready to pupate. The large ichneumon fly (Thakessa), with long flexable ovipositor, boring to deposit eggs.

Ichneumon Fly

Ichneumon flies are solitary insects, and most are parasitoids—the larvae feeding on or in another…

"Gonatopus contortulus. A genus of ichneumon-flies of the family Proctotrupidae and subfamily Dryininae, having raptorial fore tarsi and no wings." -Whitney, 1911

Ichneumon Fly

"Gonatopus contortulus. A genus of ichneumon-flies of the family Proctotrupidae and subfamily Dryininae,…

An insect known as the pigeon horntail (Tremex columba) deposits its eggs, by means of a strong, piercing ovipositor, half an inch deep in the trunk wood of growing trees. Female uses ovipositor to bore through bark into wood, depositing 1 slender egg in each hole. Eggs are covered with fungal spores from a special pocket in female's abdomen. After depositing the last egg, the female often dies without removing its ovipositor from the wood. The dead female becomes food for some insectivorous animal.

Pigeon Horntail

An insect known as the pigeon horntail (Tremex columba) deposits its eggs, by means of a strong, piercing…

"Another species which devours the leaves of pine trees. It represents another family of saw-flies."

Saw Fly (Lophyrus Pini)

"Another species which devours the leaves of pine trees. It represents another family of saw-flies."

"The insects of the genus <em>Sirex</em> belong to a species which lay their eggs in living wood, and their larvae live for amny years in the interior of this wood. The mandibles of the larvae are of great strength, capable of perforating lead."

Saw Fly (Sirex Gigas)

"The insects of the genus Sirex belong to a species which lay their eggs in living wood, and…

This gooseberry sawfly is a member of the large order, Hymenoptera.

Sawfly

This gooseberry sawfly is a member of the large order, Hymenoptera.

"On the continent of Europe the <em>Sirex gigas</em> often appears in immense numbers, and does great damage in this way." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Sawfly

"On the continent of Europe the Sirex gigas often appears in immense numbers, and does great…

The American Sawfly (Cimbex Americana) is an insect with an ovipositor resembling a saw blade.

American Sawfly

The American Sawfly (Cimbex Americana) is an insect with an ovipositor resembling a saw blade.

The Larch Sawfly (Pristiphora erichsonii) is an insect resembling a black wasp in the Tenthredinidae family of sawflies.

Larch Sawfly

The Larch Sawfly (Pristiphora erichsonii) is an insect resembling a black wasp in the Tenthredinidae…

A rose eating fly.

Rose Sawfly

A rose eating fly.

"Strawberry False-worm (Emphytus maculatus). 1, 2 pupa, ventral and lateral views (line shows natural size); 3, fly, enlarged (wings on one side detached); 4, larva; 5, fly with wings closed; 6, larva curled up; 7, coccoon; 8, antenna; 9, egg. (4, 5, 6, and 7 natural size; 8 and 9 enlarged.)" -Whitney, 1911

Strawberry Sawfly

"Strawberry False-worm (Emphytus maculatus). 1, 2 pupa, ventral and lateral views (line shows natural…

"Sawflies are a group of insects. The turnip fly and the gooseberry fly are examples."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Turnip Sawfly

"Sawflies are a group of insects. The turnip fly and the gooseberry fly are examples."—(Charles…

Female wasps have stingers that they use to paralyze their prey.

Wasp

Female wasps have stingers that they use to paralyze their prey.

"<em>Agenia bombycina</em> (Cresson). a, cell constructed by the wasp; b, female wasp. (The vertical line shows natural size.)"-Whitney, 1902

Wasp

"Agenia bombycina (Cresson). a, cell constructed by the wasp; b, female wasp. (The vertical…

This illustration shows a Blastophaga grossorum: a, adult female with wings extended, seen from above; b, female not yet entirely issued from pupal skin and still contained in gall; c, antenna of female; d, head of female from below; e, adult male; f, the same-all greatly enlarged.

Wasp

This illustration shows a Blastophaga grossorum: a, adult female with wings extended, seen from above;…

A common wasp that preys on bee hives.

Wasp

A common wasp that preys on bee hives.

A long bodied stinging insect.

Wasp

A long bodied stinging insect.

"Semiotellus chalcidiphagus. a, female, from side." -Whitney, 1911

Wasp

"Semiotellus chalcidiphagus. a, female, from side." -Whitney, 1911

"Semiotellus chalcidiphagus. a, male, from above." -Whitney, 1911

Wasp

"Semiotellus chalcidiphagus. a, male, from above." -Whitney, 1911

The European Hornet (Vespa crabro) and the wasp (Vespa vulgaris).

Wasp and Hornet

The European Hornet (Vespa crabro) and the wasp (Vespa vulgaris).

The cocoon of Sigalphus curculionis, a species of parasitoid wasps. These insects use other insects as hosts until they are eventually killed.

Parasite Wasp Cocoon

The cocoon of Sigalphus curculionis, a species of parasitoid wasps. These insects use other insects…

The larva of Sigalphus curculionis, a species of parasitoid wasps. These insects use other insects as hosts until they are eventually killed.

Parasite Wasp Larva

The larva of Sigalphus curculionis, a species of parasitoid wasps. These insects use other insects as…

The pupa of Sigalphus curculionis, a species of parasitoid wasps. These insects use other insects as hosts until they are eventually killed.

Parasite Wasp Pupa

The pupa of Sigalphus curculionis, a species of parasitoid wasps. These insects use other insects as…

The female adult of Sigalphus curculionis, a species of parasitoid wasps. These insects use other insects as hosts until they are eventually killed.

Female Adult Parasite Wasp

The female adult of Sigalphus curculionis, a species of parasitoid wasps. These insects use other insects…

The male adult of Sigalphus curculionis, a species of parasitoid wasps. These insects use other insects as hosts until they are eventually killed.

Male Adult Parasite Wasp

The male adult of Sigalphus curculionis, a species of parasitoid wasps. These insects use other insects…

"The Card Making Wasp of Cayenne is a consummate artist. From an architectural point of view, the card making wasp is almost superior to the bee. Its honey is not fit for food."

Card Making Wasp (Chartergus Nidulans)

"The Card Making Wasp of Cayenne is a consummate artist. From an architectural point of view, the card…

Elachertus cacoeciae is a species of Chalcid wasp of the Hymenoptera order.

Chalcid Wasp

Elachertus cacoeciae is a species of Chalcid wasp of the Hymenoptera order.

Chrysocharis imbrasus is an insect in the Chalcidoidea family of Chalcid wasps.

Chalcid Wasp

Chrysocharis imbrasus is an insect in the Chalcidoidea family of Chalcid wasps.

Eucharis americana is an insect in the Chalcididae family of parasitic wasps.

Chalcid Wasp

Eucharis americana is an insect in the Chalcididae family of parasitic wasps.

Eupelmus floridanus is a species of Chalcid wasp, a parasitic insect in the Eupelmidae family.

Chalcid Wasp

Eupelmus floridanus is a species of Chalcid wasp, a parasitic insect in the Eupelmidae family.

"Wasps live in companies, which last only a year and are composed of males, females and workers. Their sting is larger than that of the bees, and is supplied with poison from a pouch placed at the base. The males have no sting."

Common Wasp (Vespa Vulgaris)

"Wasps live in companies, which last only a year and are composed of males, females and workers. Their…

A typical digger wasp.

Digger Wasp

A typical digger wasp.

A popular name for wasps that burrow in the ground, in which th lay their eggs, provisioning each cell with the bodies of other insects, on which the larvae feed after hatching.

Digger Wasp

A popular name for wasps that burrow in the ground, in which th lay their eggs, provisioning each cell…

Embolimus americanus is a species of wasp belonging to the Proctotrupoidea superfamily of various wasps.

Embolimus Wasp

Embolimus americanus is a species of wasp belonging to the Proctotrupoidea superfamily of various wasps.

The dorsal view of the Ensign Wasp (Evania laevigata), an insect in the Evaniidae family.

Dorsal View of Ensign Wasp

The dorsal view of the Ensign Wasp (Evania laevigata), an insect in the Evaniidae family.

Pithy gall on blackberry, larva.

Gall Wasp

Pithy gall on blackberry, larva.

Pithy gall on blackberry, pupa.

Gall Wasp

Pithy gall on blackberry, pupa.