Definition of Hymenopterous insect
1. Noun. Insects having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging or piercing.
Generic synonyms: Insect
Group relationships: Hymenoptera, Order Hymenoptera
Specialized synonyms: Bee, Wasp, Family Mutillidae, Mutillidae, Chalcid, Chalcid Fly, Chalcid Wasp, Chalcidfly, Ichneumon Fly, Sawfly, Ant, Emmet, Pismire
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hymenopterous Insect
Literary usage of Hymenopterous insect
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1. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1847)
"10 and 52, and the rest by Mr. Strickland, vide p. 129, &c. ante. XL.—Description of a new species of hymenopterous insect belonging to the family ..."
2. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1838)
"In the imago or perfect state most hymenopterous insect* live upon flowers, or at least often frequent them, some for the purpose of gathering honey, ..."
3. The Various Contrivances by which Orchids are Fertilised by Insects by Charles Darwin (1904)
"As these insects were captured, I did not witness the act of fertilisation ; but Sprengel saw a hymenopterous insect leave its pollen-mass on the stigma. ..."
4. Animal Parasites and Messmates by Beneden (Pierre Joseph) (1885)
"... fully persuaded that they are safe in the midst of the water; but the poor neuroptera reckons without its host. An hymenopterous insect, named ..."
5. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1831)
"On consideration, it was obvious that, if the hymenopterous insect were the architect, and the nest had been finished on the internal side, each would have ..."
6. The London Medical Gazette (1836)
"The only hymenopterous insect which I shall notice is the bee, ... the nervures of which branch variously; thus constituting the hymenopterous Insect. ..."
7. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. by American Entomological Society (1884)
"... a very rare hymenopterous insect, found by Mr. H. Skinner in ... exhibited a small mass of Copal containing a hymenopterous insect which Mr. Cresson ..."