hymenopterans


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Related to hymenopterans: order Orthoptera

hymenopterans

Medical entology Insects of the order Hymenoptera–eg, honeybee, yellow jacket, yellow hornet, white-faced hornet, polistes wasp and ants. See Immunotherapy, Killer bees.
Hymenopteran families
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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Morphological patterns of a hymenopteran gall on the leaflets of Caryocar brasiliense Camb.
Some solitary hymenopterans display preferences for nest cavities based on cavity diameter (Torchio and Tepedino, 1980; Fricke, 1991).
To collect hymenopteran parasitoids, two Malaise traps (Towes 1972a) and four Moericke traps (Granger 1970) were installed by two transects distant about 400 m from each other and 20 m between them at both the OR site and the BPWR site.
They can also attract a variety of other nectar-foraging insects, like hymenopteran parasitoids that may attack herbivorous insects (Jervis et al., 1993).
Hymenopteran parasitoids on fruit-infesting Tephritidae (Diptera) in Latin America and the southern United States: Diversity, distribution, taxonomic status and their use in fruit fly biological control.
hymenopterans), in the laboratory a larva was observed consuming an ant.
Although Thrichomys apereoides belongs to a genus of rodents usually classified as a frugivore-herbivore (Fonseca et al., 1996), our results suggested that arthropods, especially hymenopterans and isopterans, were an important food source.
Then the team looked for silk genes across a range of hymenopterans: in the bumblebee, weaver ants, bulldog ants and some stinging and non-stinging wasps.
In Clermont County, OH, coleopterans and hymenopterans were most frequently eaten (Brack and Finni 1987).