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hymenopteransMedical entology Insects of the order Hymenoptera–eg, honeybee, yellow jacket, yellow hornet, white-faced hornet, polistes wasp and ants. See Immunotherapy, Killer bees.
Apidae Honeybees–Apis mellifera–may react to pheromones released by a hivemates and swarm victim
Bombidae Bumblebees are relatively docile and usually have laisez-faire attitude
Formicidae Ants–Solenopsis invicta–en masse, may be fatal
Vespidae Wasps–Chlorion ichneumonidae, hornets–Vespula maculata, yellowjackets–V maculiformis–are less often assocated with allergic reactions than Apidae
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