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Wasps, Bees, and Ants
(Class Insecta, Order Hymenoptera)
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General: The order Hymenoptera includes two suborders: the Symphyta and the Apocrita. Hymenopterans are diverse, but are recognized by their two pairs of membranous wings that are connected by a series of hooks (hamuli).

no photos yet Suborder Symphyta: sawflies, horntails, and parasitic wood wasps. These creatures have an unconstricted junction between the thorax and abdomen (no wasp waist), and the larvae are herbivorous and have legs.
placeholder Suborder Apocrita: wasps, bees, and ants. These creatures have a constriction between the first and second abdominal segments (wasp waist), and the larvae are legless and mostly carnivorous.

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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