Ants, Bees, and Wasps

The insects of order Hymenoptera are widespread, diverse, and easy to observe. Over 150,000 species have been described by scientists worldwide! This page shows an assortment of native ants and wasps (suborder Apocrita) from deserts of the southwest. Fun fact: New Mexico’s state insect is the tarantula hawk wasp. With over 1,000 species of bees … Continue reading Ants, Bees, and Wasps