hymenopterous insect

Definitions of hymenopterous insect
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n insects having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging or piercing

Synonyms:
hymenopter, hymenopteran, hymenopteron
Types:
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bee
any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species
wasp
social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting
Mutillidae, family Mutillidae
a family of wasps
chalcid, chalcid fly, chalcid wasp, chalcidfly
any of various tiny insects whose larvae are parasites on eggs and larvae of other insects; many are beneficial in destroying injurious insects
ichneumon fly
hymenopterous insect that resembles a wasp and whose larvae are parasitic on caterpillars and other insect larvae
sawfly
insect whose female has a saw-like ovipositor for inserting eggs into the leaf or stem tissue of a host plant
ant, emmet, pismire
social insect living in organized colonies; characteristically the males and fertile queen have wings during breeding season; wingless sterile females are the workers
drone
stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen
Apis mellifera, honeybee
social bee often domesticated for the honey it produces
carpenter bee
large solitary bee that lays eggs in tunnels bored into wood or plant stems
bumblebee, humblebee
robust hairy social bee of temperate regions
cuckoo-bumblebee
a bee that is parasitic in the nests of bumblebees
andrena, andrenid, mining bee
a bee that is a member of the genus Andrena
Nomia melanderi, alkali bee
a common solitary bee important for pollinating alfalfa in the western United States
leaf-cutter, leaf-cutter bee, leaf-cutting bee
bee that cuts rounded pieces from leaves and flowers to line its nest
mason bee
any of numerous solitary bees that build nests of hardened mud and sand
potter bee
solitary bee that builds nests of mud or pebbles cemented together and attached to a plant
vespid, vespid wasp
mostly social nest-building wasps
velvet ant
a solitary wasp of the family Mutillidae; the body has a coat of brightly colored velvety hair and the females are wingless
sphecoid, sphecoid wasp
any of various solitary wasps
cynipid gall wasp, cynipid wasp, gall wasp, gallfly
small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants
chalcis fly
a variety of chalcid fly
Fenusa pusilla, birch leaf miner
small black sawfly native to Europe but established in eastern United States; larvae mine the leaves of birches causing serious defoliation
Monomorium pharaonis, pharaoh ant, pharaoh's ant
small red ant of warm regions; a common household pest
Monomorium minimum, little black ant
tiny glossy black ant; nests outdoors but invades houses for food
army ant, driver ant, legionary ant
tropical nomadic ant that preys mainly on other insects
carpenter ant
ant that nests in decaying wood in which it bores tunnels for depositing eggs
fire ant
omnivorous ant of tropical and subtropical America that can inflict a painful sting
Formica rufa, wood ant
reddish-brown European ant typically living in anthills in woodlands
slave ant
any of various ants captured as larvae and enslaved by another species
slave-maker, slave-making ant
an ant that attacks colonies of other ant species and carries off the young to be reared as slave ants
bulldog ant
any of the large fierce Australian ants of the genus Myrmecia
Type of:
insect
small air-breathing arthropod

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