Hymenoptera


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Hy·me·nop·ter·a

(hī'me-nop'tĕr-ă),
An order of insects, including bees, wasps, and ants, characterized by locked pairs of membranous wings and high development of social or colonial behavior.
[G. hymēn, membrane, + pteron, wing]

Hymenoptera

/Hy·men·op·tera/ (-op´ter-ah) an order of insects with two pairs of well-developed membranous wings, like bees and wasps.

Hymenoptera

Medical entology An order of insects with 2 pairs of membranceous wings. See Bee, Fire ant, Wasp.

Hy·me·nop·ter·a

(hī'mĕ-nop'tĕr-ă)
An order of insects, including bees, wasps, and ants, characterized by locked pairs of membranous wings and high development of social or colonial behavior.
[G. hymēn, membrane, + pteron, wing]
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Fig. 192 Hymenoptera . A winged female ant.

Hymenoptera

an insect order of the subclass ENDOPTERYGOTA, including some of the most important social insects, such as ants, bees and wasps. They are characterized by the presence of two pairs of membranous wings that are connected together and often there is a marked constriction (‘wasp-waist’) between the abdomen and thorax. Apart from the social insects, the order also contains many solitary bees and wasps and the ichneumon flies, the larvae of which are often parasitic on other insects.

Hymenoptera

an order of the class Insecta. Includes the ants, wasps, hornets, bees, fireants and sawflies. Characterized by two pairs of shiny, membranous wings.

Hymenoptera sting
a cause of injury and sometimes serious toxic and hypersensitivity reactions, particularly in dogs, which may be local or systemic. See also bee sting.
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A study of five methods of sampling Hymenoptera (Insecta) in a tropical rainforest, with special reference to the Parasitica.
The standard of care in internal medicine for hymenoptera anaphylaxis is referral to a specialist for testing and allergen desensitization.
In aculeate Hymenoptera, the venom is transferred into the host with the help of valvili (Quicke et al.
A new subfamily of ichneumon wasps (Insecta, Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae) from the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of the Russian Far East.
The highest numbers of species were in the orders Coleoptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, and Hemiptera.
Therefore, the aim of the present study was to estimate and to analyze the mortality due to contact with Hymenoptera, as recorded in Costa Rica in 1985-2006, taking into consideration that the vast majority of cases correspond to contact with bees.
The results of the fauna of parasitic Hymenoptera (Terebrants) in Iran and the importance of their appliences in biological control.
During the period from January to March 2003, three species of Hymenoptera parasitoids were collected in 232 pupae of Sarcophaga haemorrhoidalis Fallen.
canciformis showed that both species have a marked positive electivity for Diptera and Hymenoptera (Ibarra-Nunez et al.
We are accustomed to childhood encounters with Hymenoptera (bees, wasps, yellow jackets, homets, stinging ants) as a natural consequence of children's curiosity and energetic exploration of their worlds.
In the Hymenoptera and some other insects, a few known characteristics, haplodiploidy for instance, appear broadly related to social evolution or level of enzyme polymorphism (Crespi 1991; Packer 1991; Rosenmeier and Packer 1993).
Recent declines of pollinators and introductions of alien pests or biological control agents are only part of the current concerns for conservation of Hymenoptera, and of the interactions in which they participate in almost all terrestrial ecosystems.