Wasps belong to the same order of insects as bees but differ greatly in anatomy and efficiency at pollination. While often considered a nuisance, wasps are important pollinators. They are generalists, seeking pollen from a wide range of flowering plants to fill high energy needs. In the process, wasps support plant diversity and agriculture. Carnivorous wasps prey on other insects and arthropods, including herbivores that feed on important crops. Learn more about wasps from the U.S. Forest Service. (photo credit B. Moisset)