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(hī′mə-nŏp′tər-ən) also


Any of numerous insects of the order Hymenoptera, including the bees, wasps, ants, and sawflies, often living in complex social groups and characteristically having two pairs of membranous wings.

hy′me·nop′ter·an, hy′me·nop′ter·ous (-tər-əs) adj.
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The hymenopteran ovipositor has evolved different structural and physiological characteristics to cope with the diverse circumstances which it is subjected to in nature.
1996) who found a correlation of endophyte levels with increased mortality from hymenopteran parasites, we find that endophyte levels and death from attack by natural enemies also vary independently of each other [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3 OMITTED].
Changes in habitat structure translated into partial and conflicting effects on hymenopteran richness and did not have detectable effects on hymenopteran composition.
Other hymenopteran populations, including bees, have seldom been sampled adequately to determine whether high proportions of diploid males are uncommon.
The dietary breadth of coleopteran and hymenopteran predators still needs to be explored.
A cost-benefit analysis of barrier web construction that considers Argyrodes kleptoparasitism and hymenopteran attacks could be used to address the finding that 25% of A.
Understanding how ecological parameters affect such a population and a second population that departs from Hamiltonian expectations thus should provide considerable insight into the evolutionary dynamics of social structure in Hymenopterans.
Identification of seven species of hymenopteran parasitoids of Spodoptera frugiperda, using polymerase chain reaction amplification and restriction enzyme digestion.
The classical biological control of invasive tephritid fruit fly pests using hymenopteran parasitoids has been used in Hawaii.
Majority of Orthopterans and Lepidopterans are known crop pests whereas most of the Coleopteran, Hymenopteran and Araneae species are natural enemies of crop pests.
Toward a consensus: Latest results from simultaneous analysis of the basal hymenopteran lineages.