Welcome to the Order Hymenoptera page, also known as Sawflies, Parasitic Wasps, Ants, Bees, and Wasps!
Information about Hymenoptera in general:
- Winged members have four wings with the hind wings being smaller.
- Most larvae are grublike.
- Usually fertilized eggs develop into females, unfertilized into males.
- Females have ovipositors that some species use for laying eggs (eg. parasitic wasps), while others use it simply as a stinger (eg. bees).
Hymenoptera identified and listed in alphabetical order by family name.
- Order: Hymenoptera
- Family: Formicidae
- Common Name: Argentine Ant
- Key Characteristics: Small in length (~3mm) and raid food. When food is found, they trail to it.
- Pest Status: Scavengers and will eat mainly your garbage or anything they can find.
- Diet: Healthy and rotting foods - mainly human foods.
- Habitat: Underground and in concrete and wood cracks.
- Life Stages: Egg, drone.
- Distribution: In cracks and near food sources.
- Location Homeowner Found:Enter where homeowner found pest.