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A reference to the insect order Hymenoptera (an extensive order of highly specialized insects); comprising the sawflies, wasps, bees, and ants.

The name refers to the membranous wings of the insects, and is derived from the Ancient Greek humen, "membrane" and pteron, "win". The hind wings are connected to the fore wings by a series of hooks called hamuli.

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