Wasps - Good Pictures Online

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The diversity of wasps came a bit as a surprise to me when I started photographing them in 2016. Since then, they have almost become an obsession and some of my favourite taxonomic group. They tell so many amazing stories. While trying to review, revise, or refine my identifications, I came across a brilliant article on the history of Hymenoptera (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/315546907_Evolutionary_history_of_the_Hymenoptera). It is worth a read. I never fully understood how Ants, Bees and Wasps fit into the picture. The article matches taxonomy with history, and links them with highly relevant research questions with impacts for everyday life.

You'll be able to find the species list of all my documented wasps a bit further down. Feel free to let me know of any mistakes, misidentifications, etc.

Please find the species list here:
Name Superfamily Family Tribe Genus Species
Yellow Sand Wasp Apoidea Crabronidae Bembicinae Bembix Bembix palmata
Yellow-banded Crabonid Wasp Apoidea Crabronidae Philanthinae Cerceris
Two-striped Bee Wasp Apoidea Crabronidae Philanthinae Cerceris
Square-headed Wasp Apoidea Crabronidae Crabroninae Ectemnius
Black Square-headed Wasp Apoidea Crabronidae Crabroninae

Vase-cell Mud-Dauber Wasp Apoidea Sphecidae Sceliphrinae Sceliphron Sceliphron formosum
Black Digger Wasp Apoidea Sphecidae Sphecinae Sphex
Yellow Whitefly Wasp Chalcidoidea Aphelinidae Eretmocerinae Eretmocerus
Black and Bright-legged Chalcid Wasp Chalcidoidea Chalcididae Haltichellinae Antrocephalus
Red-bum Chalcid Wasp Chalcidoidea Chalcididae Chalcidinae Chalcis
Agile Hairy Chalcid Wasp Chalcidoidea Chalcididae Haltichellinae Lasiochalcidia
Red-thigh Chalcid Wasp Chalcidoidea Chalcididae Haltichellinae Proconura
Small Red-eyed Wasp Chalcidoidea Chalcididae


Frog-eyed Double-trunk Wasp Chalcidoidea Encyrtidae Encyrtinae Anicetus Anicetus mirabilis
Iridescent-blue Chalcid Wasp Chalcidoidea Eulophidae Entedoninae Closterocerus Closterocerus trifasciatus
Elderflower Chalcid Wasp Chalcidoidea Eulophidae Entedoninae Closterocerus
Low-antennae Psyllid Wasp Chalcidoidea Eulophidae Tetrastichinae Tamarixia Tamarixia radiata
Low-antennae Whitefly Wasp Chalcidoidea Eulophidae


Green Dwarf Wasp Chalcidoidea Eulophidae Tetrastichinae

Stylish Wasp Chalcidoidea Eulophidae Tetrastichinae

Yellow Hindlegged Wasp Chalcidoidea Eupelmidae Eupelminae Anastatus
R2D2 Wasp Chalcidoidea Eupelmidae Neanastatinae Neanastatus
Rainbow Wasp Chalcidoidea Pteromalidae
Stenomalina
Midget Torymid Wasp Chalcidoidea Torymidae Megastigminae Megastigmus
Sun-tanned Torymid Wasp Chalcidoidea Torymidae Megastigminae Megastigmus
Princess Torymid Wasp Chalcidoidea Torymidae Megastigminae Megastigmus
Long-waisted Torymid Wasp Chalcidoidea Torymidae Megastigminae Megastigmus
Bulb Antennae Chalcid Chalcidoidea



Adrenalin Rush Wasp Chalcidoidea



Hangover Wasp Chalcidoidea



Small Bulky Black Wasp Chalcidoidea



Needle-tail Wasp Chalcidoidea



Saw-tooth Wasp Chalcidoidea



Square-bottom Wasp Chalcidoidea



Mantid Cicada Wasp Chrysidoidea Dryinidae Dryininae Dryinus Dryinus koebelei
Black Mantid Cicada Wasp Chrysidoidea Dryinidae


Yellow-footed Longtail Wasp Evanioidea Gasteruptiidae Gasteruptiinae Gasteruption
White-bellied Braconid Wasp Ichneumonoidea Braconidae Braconinae Callibracon
White Flank Orange Braconid Wasp Ichneumonoidea Braconidae Braconinae Callibracon
Orange Wing-spot Braconid Wasp Ichneumonoidea Braconidae Braconinae Iphiaulax Iphiaulax danielsi
Fruit Fly Parasite Wasp Ichneumonoidea Braconidae Opiinae Opius
Cute-eyed Braconid Wasp Ichneumonoidea Braconidae


Blueberry-eyed Braconid Wasp Ichneumonoidea Braconidae


Orange Braconid Wasp Ichneumonoidea Braconidae


Fuzzy-winged Braconid Wasp Ichneumonoidea Braconidae


Bloated Abdomen Braconid Wasp Ichneumonoidea Braconidae


Red-headed Black Braconid Wasp Ichneumonoidea Braconidae


Green Iridescent Braconid Wasp Ichneumonoidea Braconidae


White-tailed Ichneumon Wasp Ichneumonoidea Ichneumonidae Cryptinae Anacis Anacis exul
Marine-eyed Black Wasp Ichneumonoidea Ichneumonidae Tryphoninae Ankylophon
Hoverfly Parasite Wasp Ichneumonoidea Ichneumonidae Diplazontinae Diplazon Diplazon laetatorius
Black-tailed Ophionin Wasp Ichneumonoidea Ichneumonidae Ophioninae Enicospilus Enicospilus sausi
Black-and-Yellow Striped Ichneumon Wasp Ichneumonoidea Ichneumonidae Cryptinae Gotra
Black-and-White Striped Ichneumon Wasp Ichneumonoidea Ichneumonidae Cryptinae Gotra
Yellow-black Ichneumonid Wasp Ichneumonoidea Ichneumonidae Anomaloninae Heteropelma
Two-toned Caterpillar Parasite Wasp Ichneumonoidea Ichneumonidae Anomaloninae Heteropelma Heteropelma scaposum
Hiding Yellow Ichneumon Wasp Ichneumonoidea Ichneumonidae Cryptinae Xanthocryptus
Ground Running Wasp Ichneumonoidea Ichneumonidae Cryptinae

Orange Ophionin Wasp Ichneumonoidea Ichneumonidae Ophioninae

Spider Parasitic Ichneumonid Wasp Ichneumonoidea Ichneumonidae


Black-chested Ibex Wasp Ichneumonoidea Ichneumonidae


German Flag Wasp Ichneumonoidea Ichneumonidae Diplazontinae

Tripwire Wasp Ichneumonoidea



Green-eyed Wasp Ichneumonoidea



Stripe-eyed Long-tail Wasp Megalyroidea Megalyridae
Megalyra
Mouth-ridged Crowned Wasp Stephanoidea Stephanidae
Megischus Megischus bicolor
Ironbark Sawfly Tenthredinoidea Pergidae Pterygophorinae Lophyrotoma Lophyrotoma analis
Bottlebrush Sawfly Tenthredinoidea Pergidae Pterygophorinae Pterygophorus Pterygophorus cinctus
Mercedes Velvet Ant Wasp Vespoidea Mutillidae Sphaeropthalminae Ephutomorpha Ephutomorpha bivulnerata
Black-eyed Velvet Ant Vespoidea Mutillidae Sphaeropthalminae Ephutomorpha
Green Velvet Wasp Vespoidea Mutillidae


Zebra Spider Hunter Wasp Vespoidea Pompilidae Pompilinae Turneromyia
Silver Spotted Wasp Vespoidea Pompilidae Pompilinae Turneromyia
Spider Wasp Vespoidea Pompilidae Pepsinae

Red Pant Digger Wasp Vespoidea Pompilidae


Blue Flower Wasp Vespoidea Scoliidae
Scolia Scolia (Discolia) verticalis
Yellow-banded Thynnin Wasp Vespoidea Tiphiidae Thynninae Catocheilus
Large Potter Wasp Vespoidea Vespidae Eumeninae Abispa Abispa (Abispa) ephippium
Yellow Potter Wasp Vespoidea Vespidae Eumeninae Delta Delta campaniforme
Black-headed Mud-nesting Wasp Vespoidea Vespidae Eumeninae Epiodynerus
Brown Mason Wasp Vespoidea Vespidae Eumeninae Euodynerus
Australian Paper Wasp Vespoidea Vespidae Polistinae Polistes Polistes (Polistella) humilis
Black-hinged Paper Wasp Vespoidea Vespidae Polistinae Polistes
Dark-faced Brown Paper Wasp Vespoidea Vespidae Polistinae Ropalidia Ropalidia gracilenta
Yellow Brown Paper Wasp Vespoidea Vespidae Polistinae Ropalidia Ropalidia romandi
Red Paper Wasp Vespoidea Vespidae Polistinae Ropalidia Ropalidia revolutionalis
Nine-spotted Potterwasp Vespoidea Vespidae Eumeninae Stenodyneriellus Stenodyneriellus novempunctatus
Wood Nesting Wasp Vespoidea



Angel Wasp Vespoidea



Minute Ripping Wasp




Stinging Nettle Wasp




Yellow-banded Wasp Hunter




Reflective Green Wasp




Antenna-sweeping Wasp




Ground Crawling Wasp




Wood Dancing Wasp




Black Ant-Wasp




Elegant Grey-black Wasp




Various Wasps




Pale-brown Sawfly Tenthredinoidea Pergidae Perginae Pseudoperga Pseudoperga lewisii
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