- belonging or pertaining to the Hymenoptera, an order of insects having, when winged, four membranous wings, and comprising the wasps, bees, ants, ichneumon flies, and sawflies.
Origin of hymenopterous
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You will find no other than true legs in most Coleopterous, Neuropterous, and Hymenopterous larv.
In Hymenopterous pup the antenn appear usually to lie between the legs.
No doubt large numbers are destroyed by their great enemies, the parasitic flies, chiefly perhaps the Hymenopterous Apanteles.The Butterflies of the British Isles
- of, relating to, or belonging to the Hymenoptera, an order of insects, including bees, wasps, ants, and sawflies, having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging, sawing, or piercing
C19: from Greek humenopteros membrane wing; see hymen, -pterous