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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

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.
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A study of Praon Haliday (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Aphidiinae) in South-East of Iran with two new records.
The parasitic hymenoptera attack a wide variety of hosts mostly belonging to the immature stages of orders with complete metamorphosis.
Diversidade de Euglossini Hymenoptera: Apidae) em areas de Cerrado do triangulo mineiro, MG.
The 326 reared insects belong to six orders: Coleoptera, represented by 178 individuals (54.60% of the total insects); Hymenoptera (102 individuals/ 31.29%); Lepidoptera (38 individuals/ 11.66%); Diptera (5 individuals/ 1.53%); Thysanoptera (2 individuals/ 0.61%) and Psocoptera (1 individual/ 0.31%) (Table 2, Figure 1).
Vanhorniidae (Hymenoptera: Proctotrupoidae) is a small family that has 1 North American species, Vanhornia eucnemidarum.
These invaders include species such as tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) and sweetclover (Melilotis albans) that are pollinated by many insect groups, including Diptera, Hymenoptera, and Lepidoptera (LeCain and Sheley, 2006; Bennett and Mulder, 2009).
Una nueva especie de Metaphycus Mercet (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) de Mexico y clave de especies del genero que parasitan mosquitas blancas (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) en la Region Neotropical.
(2007) studied the life span, reproductive potential and sex ratio of progeny of an ectoparasitoid Pteromalus cerealellae (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Pteromalidae) which were affected by feeding on different diets.
Key to the Nearctic genera of Eulophidae, subfamilies Entedoninae, Euderinae, and Eulophinae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea).
Monomachidae (Hymenoptera: Diaprioidea) is a small family of parasitoid wasps with two recognized genera: Monomachus Klug, 1841, which have an Austral disjunct distribution with species recorded from Australia, New Guinea and New World, and Chasca Johnson and Musetti, 2012, known only from South America (Musetti and Johnson 2004; Johnson and Musetti 2012); they are sexually dimorphic, with females possessing a long sickle-shaped metasoma, and very short ovipositor hidden inside the segment VIII; whereas males have a pedunculate metasoma (Masner 2006).
& SHAFEE, S.A., 1981.- Significance of morphological structures in the classification of Indian Encyrtidae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea).