hymenopterous insect


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Noun1.hymenopterous insect - insects having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging or piercinghymenopterous insect - insects having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging or piercing
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
Hymenoptera, order Hymenoptera - an order of insects including: bees; wasps; ants; ichneumons; sawflies; gall wasps; etc.
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
family Mutillidae, 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
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For example: "Aculeus is the modified ovipositor or sting of certain hymenopterous insects.
The most common sources of painful venomous stings are hymenopterous insects such as wasps, bees, and hornets, and sea creatures such as jellyfish, weaver fish and scorpion fish.
Comparison of preservation techniques for DNA extraction from hymenopterous insects.