An extensive order of insects, including the bees, ants, ichneumons, sawflies, etc.
( hymen = membrane; ptera = wings) the ants, bees, sawflies, and wasps.(empty)(empty)
The order made up of wasps, bees and ants. Hymenoptera means "membrane wing;" bees and wasps have very thin, membrane-like wings.
an order of insects including: bees; wasps; ants; ichneumons; sawflies; gall wasps; etc.
An order of insects possessing biting jaws and usually four membranous wings in which there are a few veins. Bees and wasps are familiar examples of this group. 96
an order of insects usually having two pairs of well-developed membranous wings; includes bees, wasps, ants, etc.
Hymenoptera is one of the larger orders of insects, comprising the sawflies, wasps, bees, and ants. The name refers to the membranous wings of the insects, and is derived from the Ancient Greek (humáº½n): membrane and (pteron): wing. The hindwings are connected to the forewings by a series of hooks called hamuli.