The Papua Insects Foundation

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The Hymenoptera (ants, bees and wasps) of Papua

Ants, bees and wasps form a large insect order of which we presume that many species are still undiscovered, particularly the smaller species. Therefore, the presented checklists are most likely far from complete. The bees in particular form a popular group among entomologists and probably are the most thoroughly studied. We hope that specialists of other groups also feel the need of paying much more attention to the species of New Guinea and would like to present a checklist and more information on our site. You are welcome to do so.

Click on the pictures to go to the species checklists

[only treated families are listed]