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Hymenoptera (ants, bees, and wasps)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Hymenoptera are the third largest orders of insects, comprising the sawflies, wasps, bees and ants. Over 150,000 species are recognized, with many more remaining to be described. The name refers to the wings of the insects, but the original derivation is ambiguous. All references agree that the derivation involves the Ancient Greek πτερόν (pteron) for wing. The Ancient Greek ὑμήν (hymen) for membrane provides a plausible etymology for the term because these insects have membranous wings.
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Superfamily

Apoidea (bees) (20,402)   (25)   (1)
Cephoidea (stem sawflies) (5)
Ceraphronoidea (Ceraphronids) (604)
Chalcidoidea (chalcidoid wasps) (19,770)   (1)
Charipidae (2)
Chrysididae (188)
Chrysidoidea (Cuckoo wasps/gold wasps) (7)
Crabronidae (8,343)
Cynipoidea (gall wasps) (115)
Diapriidae (52)
Embolemidae (1)
Evanioidea (parasitic hymenoptera) (645)
Gasteruptiidae (6)
Ichneumonoidea (parasitic hymenoptera) (42,210)
Maamingidae (2)
Orussidae (1)
Pamphilioidea (3)
Pergidae (1)
Platygastroidea (platygastrid and scelionid wasps) (3,525)
Pompilidae (2,672)
Proctotrupidae (5)
Proctotrupoidea (parasitic hymenoptera) (3)
Serphitoidea (11)
Siricoidea (wood wasps) (4)   (1)
Tenthredinoidea (sawflies) (53)
Vespoidea (vespoid wasps) (16,435)   (3)   (22)
Xiphydriidae (2)
Xyeloidea (1)

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