noun, plural hy·me·nop·ter·a [hahy-muh-nop-ter-ter-uh] /ˌhaɪ məˈnɒp tər tər ə/.
Origin of hymenopteron
Examples from the Web for hymenoptera
Among the Hymenoptera this is indeed the predominant larval type.The Life-Story of Insects|Geo. H. Carpenter
As in the case of the Hymenoptera the structure of the larv can here also be explained by peculiarities in their mode of life.Studies in the Theory of Descent (Volumes 1 and 2)|August Weismann
Terebrantia: Hymenoptera with sessile abdomen and valved ovipositors: Thripids in which the ovipositor of female is borer-like.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
Lateral and often membranous processes observable on each side of the tongue in some Hymenoptera, &c.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)|William Kirby
Do the very numerous spiders and rapacious Hymenoptera supply the place of the carnivorous beetles?A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World|Charles Darwin
Word Origin and History for hymenoptera
order of insects that includes ants, wasps, and bees, 1773, coined in Modern Latin 1748 by Linnæus from Greek hymen (genitive hymenos) "membrane" (see hymen) + pteron "wing" (see pterodactyl). Related: Hymenopterous.