|Sand-Loving Wasp - Tachytes sp.|
Order Hymenoptera - Ants, Bees, Wasps and Sawflies / Family Crabronidae
Live adult wasp photographed a DuPage County Illinois. Size: 15mm
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|There are 34 species in the genus in North America. Adults commonly found nectaring at flowers. These wasps are extremely fast and agile fliers; it is difficult to follow them let alone get a good shot.|
Hymenoptera (Latin for membrane wing) is a vast assemblage of insects second only to Coleoptera (beetles) in the number of described species. Hymenoptera number some 115,000 species vs. 350,000 in Coleoptera. 18,000 of these species call North America north of Mexico home. Hymenopterans inhabit a wide variety of habitats, and show an incredible diversity in size, behavior, structure and color.
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