Sawflies, Wasps, Ants & Bees (Order Hymenoptera) of Anza-Borrego Desert Sate ParkĀ®

Source: Desert Insects & Kin of Southern California – A Photographic Survey & Natural History Anza-Borrego Desert State ParkĀ® by Lynn & Gene Monroe.

FamilyGenusSpeciesSubspeciesCommon Name
TenthredinidaeFilacuspluricinctellaCommon Sawfly
BraconidaeAgathissp.Undetermined species of Braconid Wasp (Monroe & Monroe)
IchneumonidaeOphioninaesp.Undetermined species of Ichneumon Wasp (Monroe & Monroe)
Ophionmagniceps?Ichneumon Wasp
TemeluchasinuataIchneumon Wasp
Compsocryptussp.Undetermined species of Ichneumon Wasp (Monroe & Monroe)
ChalcididaeAcanthochalcisnigricansChalcidid Wasp
CynipidaeAndricusquercuscalifornicusCalifornia Gall Wasp
AndricuscrystallinusCrystalline Gall Wasp
DisholcaspisplumbellaBeaked Twig Wasp
DisholcaspiseldoradensisFlat-topped Honeydew Gall Wasp
sp.Undetermined species of Cynipid Gall Wasp (Monroe & Monroe)
ChrysididaeChrysurasp.Undetermined species of Cuckoo Wasp (Monroe & Monroe)
ChrysurissadensaCuckoo Wasp
ElampusnitidusRuby-tailed Cuckoo Wasp
HolopygahorusCuckoo Wasp
TiphiidaeParatiphiaspp.At least two undetermined species of Cuckoo Wasps (Monroe & Monroe)
MyzinummaculatumSpotted Tiger Wasp
SapygidaeEusapyga or
Sapygasp.Undetermined species of Sapygid Wasp (Monroe & Monroe)
ScoliidaeCampsomeristoltecaScoliid Wasp
TrielisoctomaculataScoliid Wasp
CrioscoliaflammicomaScoliid Wasp
ScolianobilitataotomitaScoliid Wasp
MutillidaeDasymutillamagnificaRed Velvet Ant
DasymutillaarenivagaSand Wanderer Velvet Ant
DasymutillaaureolaGolden Velvet Ant
DasymutillagloriosaThistledown Velvet Ant
DasymutillasackeniiSacken's Velvet Ant
Sphaeropthalmaorestes (?)Velvet Ant
sp.Undetermined species of Velvet Ant (Monroe & Monroe)
BradynobaenidaeChyphotesaenigmusFalse Velvet Ant
Chyphotessp.Undetermined species of False Velvet Ant (Monroe & Monroe)
FormicidaeMessorpergandeiBlack Harvester Ant
PogonomyrmexmaricopaMaricopa Harvester Ant
PogonomyrmexcalifornicusCalifornia Harvester Ant
PogonomyrmexmagnacanthusHarvester Ant
PogonomyrmexanzensisHarvester Ant
PogonomyrmexrugosusHarvester Ant
SolenopsisxyloniSouthern Fire Ant
MyrmecocystusflavicepsHoney Ant
CamponotussansabeanusCarpenter Ant
ForeliuspruinosusForelius Ant
PompilidaePsorthaspisplanataTrapdoor Spider Wasp
PepsischrysothemisTarantula Hawk
VespidaePseudomasarismaculifronsMason Wasp
OdyneruserythrogasterMason Wasp
Leptochilussp.Undetermined species of Mason Wasp (Monroe & Monroe)
Pterocheilussp.Undetermined species of Mason Wasp (Monroe & Monroe)
Stenodynerussp.Undetermined species of Mason Wasp (Monroe & Monroe)
PachodynerusguadulpensisMason Wasp
DolichodynerustanynotusMason Wasp
EuodyneruspratensisMason Wasp
EuodynerusauranusazotopusMason Wasp
EumenesbolliiWestern Potter Wasp
VespulapensylvanicaWestern Yellow Jacket
VespulasulphureaCalifornia Yellow Jacket
PolistespalmarumPaper Wasp
PolistesdorsaliscalifornicusPaper Wasp
PolistesfuscatusauriferGolden Paper Wasp
PolistesfuscatuscentralisPaper Wasp
SphecidaeAmmophilaaphroditeThread-waisted Wasp
Ammophilaspp.At least two undetermined species of Thread-waisted Wasp (Monroe & Monroe)
PodaloniaargentipilisThread-waisted Wasp
Podaloniasp.Undetermined species of Thread-waisted Wasp (Monroe & Monroe)
ChlorionaerariumSteel-blue Cricket Hunter
ChalybioncalifornicumBlue Mud Dauber
SceliphroncaementariumBlack-and-Yellow Mud Dauber
SphexashmeadiThread-waisted Wasp
Prionyxspp.At least four undetermined species of Thread-waisted Wasp (Monroe & Monroe)
CrabronidaeStictiellafergusoniSand Wasp
StictiellabohartiSand Wasp
StictiellaflavescensSand Wasp
StictiellapulchellaSand Wasp
StenioliaelegansSand Wasp
StenioliaduplicataSand Wasp
SteniolianigripesSand Wasp
StenioliascolopaceascolopaceaSand wasp
Tachysphexsp.Undetermined species of Sand-loving Wasp (Monroe & Monroe)
ClypeadoncalifornicusAntwolf
AphilanthopshispidusAntwolf
EucerceriscanaliculataBeetle Wasp
EucercerisarenariaBeetlewolf
CercerisbicornutaBeetlewolf
Cercerissp.Undetermined species of Beetlewolf (Monroe & Monroe)
PhilanthusmultimaculatusBeewolf
Philanthusspp.At least two undetermined species of Beewolf (Monroe & Monroe)
ColletidaeColleteslouisaeCellophane Bee
Colletesspp.At least two undetermined spcies of Cellophane Bee (Monroe & Monroe)
AndrenidaeAndrenachloruraAndrenid Bee
Andrenaimpolita or
cerasifoliiAndrenid Bee
AndrenaoliveaceaeAndrenid Bee
AndrenaprunorumOrange-banded Andrena
Andrenaspp.At least two undetermined species of Andrenid Bee (Monroe & Monroe)
MegandrenaenceliaeAndrenid Bee
Ancylandrenalarreae or
timberlakeiAndrenid Bee
Perditaluciaedecora (?)Perdita Bee
Perditamalcothricis (?)Perdita Bee
PerditakoebeleiconcinnaPerdita Bee
Perditaspp.At least two undetermined species of Perdita Bee (Monroe & Monroe)
CalliopsispuellaeCalliopsis Bee
HalictidaeAugochlorellapomoniellaSweat Bee
AgapostemonmelliventrisSweat Bee
Agapostemonsp.Undetermined species of Sweat Bee (Monroe & Monroe)
LasioglossumsisymbriiSweat Bee
Lasioglossumactinosum (?)Sweat Bee
Lasioglossumspp.At least three undetermined species of Sweat Bee (Monroe & Monroe)
DieunomianevadensisarizonensisAlkali Bee
Nomiamelanderi or foxiiAlkali Bee
DufoureaechinocactiDufourea Bee
Dufoureasp.Undetermined species of Dufourea Bee
MelittidaeHesperapissp.New species, not yet described, of Melittid Bee (Monroe & Monroe)
Hesperapisspp.At least seven undetermined species of Melittid Bee (Monroe & Monroe)
MegachilidaeTrachusalarreaeTrachusa Bee
AnthidiellumehrhorniResin Bee
Dianthidiumspp.At least two undetermined species of Resin Bee (Monroe & Monroe)
Stelissp.Undetermined species of Resin Bee (Monroe & Monroe)
HoplitusfulgidaplatyuraHoplitus Bee
Hoplitusspp.At least two undetermined species of Hoplitus Bee (Monroe & Monroe)
Ashmeadiellasp.Undetermined species of Ashmeadiella Bee (Monroe & Monroe)
Osmiaspp.At least two undetermined species of Osmia Bee (Monroe & Monroe)
MegachilenewberryaeLeaf-cutter Bee
MegachilechilopsidisLeaf-cutter Bee
Megachilesayapsis or
chelostomoidesLeaf-cutter Bee
Megachilesp.Undetermined species of Leaf-cutter Bee (Monroe & Monroe)
ApidaeXylocopacalifornicaarizonensisCalifornia Carpenter Bee
XylocopatabaniformisorpifexMountain Carpenter Bee
XylocopavaripunctaValley Carpenter Bee
NomadacrotchiiCuckoo Bee
Nomadasp.Undetermined species of Cuckoo Bee (Monroe & Monroe)
Epeolussp.Undetermined species of Cuckoo Bee (Monroe & Monroe)
Anthrophorulasp.Undetermined species of Anthrophorula Bee (Monroe & Monroe)
DiadasiarinconisCactus Bee
DiadasiaaustralisCactus Bee
Diadasiasp.Undetermined species of Diadasia Mallow Bee (Monroe & Monroe)
Euceravenusta (?)Eucera Bee
EuceraprimiverisEucera Bee
Eucerinisp.Undetermined species of Eucerini Bee
MartinapisoccidentalisMartinapis Bee
Melissodessp.Undetermined species of Melissodes Bee
Tetraloniella orAt least two undetermined species of Tetraloniella or
Melissodesspp.Melissodes Bee (Monroe & Monroe)
AnthophoraneglectaAnthophora Bee
AnthophoracentriformisAnthophora Bee
Anthophoraspp.At least two undetermined species of Anthophora Bee (Monroe & Monroe)
CentriscockerelliCentris Bee
CentrisrhodopusCentris Bee
CentrishoffmanseggiaeCentris Bee
CentrispallidaCentris Bee
Centrissp.Undetermined species of Centris Bee
EricrocislataEricrocis Bee
MelectaseparartaMelecta Bee
XeromelectacalifornicaXeromelecta Bee
XeromelectalarreaeXeromelecta Bee
BombusvosnesenskiiYellow-faced Bumble Bee
BombuscrotchiiCrotch's Bumble Bee
BombusmelanopygusedwardsiiEdward's Bumble Bee
ApismelliferaHoney Bee