PREDATORY WASPS, several species
Description Picture Prey attacked
  • generally 1/4 inch or more in length
  • many species that vary in size, color and shape
  • many are brightly colored
  • may be robust or have thread "waists"
  • all have four wings
  • Photo credit: Extension Entomology, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University


  • most are capable of stinging
  • may collect large numbers of insects to provision their nests
  • some aid in pollination