Definition of Order hymenoptera
1. Noun. An order of insects including: bees; wasps; ants; ichneumons; sawflies; gall wasps; etc..
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Class Hexapoda, Class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta
Member holonyms: Hymenopter, Hymenopteran, Hymenopteron, Hymenopterous Insect, Apoidea, Superfamily Apoidea, Family Vespidae, Vespidae, Sphecoidea, Superfamily Sphecoidea, Cynipidae, Family Cynipidae, Chalcidae, Chalcididae, Family Chalcidae, Family Chalcididae, Family Ichneumonidae, Ichneumonidae, Family Tenthredinidae, Tenthredinidae, Family Formicidae, Formicidae
Derivative terms: Hymenopterous
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Order Hymenoptera
Literary usage of Order hymenoptera
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"... order hymenoptera THIS great order of insects, which contains the bees, wasps, ants, gall-flies, saw-flies, ichneumon-flies and related forms is ..."
2. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1907)
"Order HYMENOPTERA. (Bees, Wasps, Ants, Saw-flies, etc.) This, of all the orders, is the one which may be said to be wholly beneficial to man, for while, ..."
3. Lake Maxinkuckee: A Physical and Biological Survey by Barton Warren Evermann, Howard Walton Clark (1920)
"(moth) order hymenoptera THE BEES Our notes on the Hymenoptera are very few indeed. These, the most highly organized of insects, have the least to do with ..."
4. Biological Control of Insects and Mites: An Introduction to Beneficial by Daniel L. Mahr, Nino M. Ridgway (1993)
"Many other families of flies also contain insect-feeding species, but are not of sufficient significance to mention here. order hymenoptera Wasps, ants, ..."