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Hymenoptera (ants, bees, and wasps)

Wikipedia Abstract

Hymenoptera is the third-largest order of insects, comprising the sawflies, wasps, bees, and ants. Over 150,000 species are recognized, with many more remaining to be described. Females typically have a special ovipositor for inserting eggs into hosts or otherwise inaccessible places. The ovipositor is often modified into a stinger. The young develop through holometabolism (complete metamorphosis)—that is, they have a worm-like larval stage and an inactive pupal stage before they mature.
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Superfamily

Apoidea (bees) (28,746)   (25)   (1)
Cephoidea (stem sawflies) (5)
Ceraphronoidea (Ceraphronids) (604)
Chalcidoidea (chalcidoid wasps) (19,770)   (1)
Charipidae (2)
Chrysidoidea (Cuckoo wasps/gold wasps) (198)
Cynipoidea (gall wasps) (115)
Diaprioidea (54)
Evanioidea (parasitic hymenoptera) (651)
Ichneumonoidea (parasitic hymenoptera) (42,210)
Orussoidea (1)
Pamphilioidea (3)
Platygastroidea (platygastrid and scelionid wasps) (3,525)
Proctotrupoidea (parasitic hymenoptera) (8)
Serphitoidea (11)
Siricoidea (wood wasps) (4)   (1)
Tenthredinoidea (sawflies) (54)
Vespoidea (vespoid wasps) (21,664)   (3)   (22)
Xiphydrioidea (2)
Xyeloidea (1)

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