Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Aculeata - Ants, Bees and Stinging Wasps

Chrysididae (cuckoo wasps) on
one of those well-maintained sections; information taken primarily from(1)(2)

Pitts J.P. et al. (2013) The pompilid project

US species

Catalog of Sphecidae sensu lato
compiled by
Wojciech J. Pulawski
California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

Site with extensive taxonomic information. Is also included under Internet references in the guide page for Sphecidae, but it is worthy of its own link as well.

Link updated 17 January 2016 as per comments.

Arkansas Sphecid Wasps
Herschel Raney's working list. Very much "in progress", but looks like a useful starting point. Has life history information interspersed.

Identification Atlas of the Vespidae (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) of the northeastern Nearctic region
Extensive web site with keys, descriptions. Authors: Matthias Buck, Stephen A. Marshall, and David K.B. Cheung. Excellent!

The Tiphiid Wasps of Florida (Hymenoptera: Tiphiidae)
by Lionel A. Stange, 1994, Florida Dept. Agric. & Consumer Serv., Division of Plant Industry, Entomology Circular No. 364

Notes on the biology of Tiphiidae and with a key to the subfamilies and genera occurring in Florida.

Ants of the Southwest

Hedlund K. (yyyy) Online catalog of the North American ants
Extensively quoted in the guide but no longer available