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Hymenoptera

Hymenoptera Meaning & Definition
Hymenoptera Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Hymenoptera?

[n] an order of insects including: bees; wasps; ants; ichneumons; sawflies; gall wasps; etc.

Synonyms | Synonyms for Hymenoptera: order Hymenoptera

Related Terms | Find terms related to Hymenoptera:

See Also | animal order | Apoidea | Chalcidae | Chalcididae | class Hexapoda | class Insecta | Cynipidae | family Chalcidae | family Chalcididae | family Cynipidae | family Formicidae | family Ichneumonidae | family Tenthredinidae | family Vespidae | Formicidae | Hexapoda | hymenopter | hymenopteran | hymenopteron | hymenopterous insect | Ichneumonidae | Insecta | Sphecoidea | superfamily Apoidea | superfamily Sphecoidea | Tenthredinidae | Vespidae

Hymenoptera In Webster's Dictionary

\Hy`me*nop"te*ra\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? membrane-winged; ? skin, membrane + ? wing.] (Zo["o]l.) An extensive order of insects, including the bees, ants, ichneumons, sawflies, etc. Note: They have four membranous wings, with few reticulations, and usually with a thickened, dark spot on the front edge of the anterior wings. In most of the species, the tongue, or lingua, is converted into an organ for sucking honey, or other liquid food, and the mandibles are adapted for biting or cutting. In one large division ({Aculeata}), including the bees, wasps, and ants, the females and workers usually have a sting, which is only a modified ovipositor.

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