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(Science: zoology) An extensive order of insects, including the bees, ants, ichneumons, sawflies, etc.

They have four membranous wings, with few reticulations, and usually with a thickened, dark spot on the front edge of the anterior wings. In most of the species, the tongue, or lingua, is converted into an organ for sucking honey, or other liquid food, and the mandibles are adapted for biting or cutting. In one large division (Aculeata), including the bees, wasps, and ants, the females and workers usually have a sting, which is only a modified ovipositor.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Membrane-winged; skin, membrane _ wing.

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Theories - Origin of Life

... and faded manifestation of "creative intelligence." This is the same social insects, provided such relics of two integers: public-Hymenoptera (wasps, bees, ants), which became public, according to various sources, from some point between 50 and 100 million years ago (an ancestor ...

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by LeoPol
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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which insect is this

seems like a wasp (hymenoptera)

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by SubrotoBiswas
Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: which insect is this
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identification of some Indian species

... Hymenoptera&title_tag=Polistes+olivaceus

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by surajitkoley
Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: identification of some Indian species
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Talk about INSECTZ or get outta here:)

It doesn't seem to be hymenoptera due to its anttenae ......... these diff.... but no other order look like this?

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by sachin
Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Talk about INSECTZ or get outta here:)
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Animal Name Game!

Nope :) This insect doesn't belong to order Hymenoptera.

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by February Beetle
Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Animal Name Game!
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