The order Hyemoptera includes bees, wasps, ants and others.  They usually have two pairs of wings, and the sub-order Apocrita (all the insects here) have a narrow waist.  They are among the most advanced of insects; demonstrating complex social behaviour.

Wasp (Ancistrocerus parietum)

Canon EOS 300D and MP-E 65mm, f/16, 1/200 with fill in flash

Parasitic Wasp (?Sp)

Canon EOS 300D and MP-E 65mm, f/16, 1/200 with fill in flash
 

Sawfly

Canon EOS 300D and 100mm f2.8 macro, with fill in flash

Wood Ants (Formica rufa)

 

Buff-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) on Dandelion and Hebe

Canon EOS 300D and 100mm f2.8 macro, with fill in flash


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