Western Colorado Insects

Native Insects

Hymenoptera-Ants, Bees, Hornets, and Wasps
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Bald-faced Hornet
Dolichovespula maculata (L.)
Colorado Insects of Interest Fact Sheet (pdf) Bald-faced HornetPhotograph courtsey of Whitney Cranshaw
Black and Yellow Mud Dauber
Sceliphron caementarium (Drury)
Colorado Insects of Interest Fact Sheet (pdf) Black and Yellow Mud DauberPhotograph courtsey of Whitney Cranshaw
Bumble Bee
Bombus sp.
Colorado Insects of Interest Fact Sheet (pdf) Bumble beePhotograph courtsey of Whitney Cranshaw
Elm Leafminer
Kaliofenusa ulmi (Sundeval)
Colorado Insects of Interest Fact Sheet (pdf) Elm Leafminer
Photograph courtsey of Whitney Cranshaw
Harvester Ants
Pogonomyrmex sp.
Colorado Insects of Interest Fact Sheet (pdf) Harvester AntsPhotograph courtsey of Whitney Cranshaw
Leafhopper Hunting Wasp
Pseneo punctatus (Fox)
Colorado Insects of Interest Fact Sheet (pdf) Leafhopper Hunting Wasp
Photograph courtsey of Whitney Cranshaw
Pemphredon Wasp
Pemphredon spp.
Colorado Insects of Interest Fact Sheet (pdf) Pemphredon Wasp
Photograph courtsey of Whitney Cranshaw
Rough Bulletgall Wasp
Disholcaspis quercusmamma (Walsh)
Colorado Insects of Interest Fact Sheet (pdf) Rough Bulletgall Wasp
Photograph courtesy of Whitney Cranshaw
Sirex Horntails
Sirex spp.
Colorado Insects of Interest Fact Sheet (pdf) Horntail
Photograph courtesy of Whitney Cranshaw
HorntailPhotograph courtesy of Whitney Cranshaw
Tarantula Hawks
Pepsis spp., Hemipepsis spp.
Colorado Insects of Interest Fact Sheet (pdf) Tarantula HawkPhotograph courtesy of Whitney Cranshaw
Velvet Ants Colorado Insects of Interest Fact Sheet (pdf) Velvet AntPhotograph courtesy of Whitney Cranshaw
Wool Carder Bee
Anthidium manicatum (L.)
Colorado Insects of Interest Fact Sheet (pdf) Wool Carder BeePhotograph courtesy of Whitney Cranshaw
Aerial Yellowjacket
Dolichovespula arenaria  (Fabricius)
Colorado Insects fo Inerest Fact Sheet (pdf) Aerial YellowjacketPhotograph courtsey of Whitney Cranshaw
Yellowjackets
Vespula spp.
Colorado Insects of Interest Fact Sheet (pdf) Yellowjacket
Photograph courtsey of Whitney Cranshaw


This page was updated on April 26, 2014