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Plectroctena sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Suborder: Apocrita
  • Aculeata
    • Superfamily Apoidea
    • Superfamily Chrysidoidea
    • Superfamily Vespoidea
  • Parasitica
    • Superfamily Ceraphronoidea
    • Superfamily Chalcidoidea
    • Superfamily Cynipoidea
    • Superfamily Evanioidea
    • Superfamily Ichneumonoidea
    • Superfamily Megalyroidea
    • Superfamily Mymarommatoidea
    • Superfamily Platygastroidea
    • Superfamily Proctotrupoidea
    • Superfamily Stephanoidea
    • Superfamily Trigonaloidea

Apocrita is a suborder of insects in the order Hymenoptera, the other being the Symphyta.

Included in the Apocrita are the ants, bees, wasps, braconids, ichneumons, chalcids, nearly all parasitic hymenopterans, and a few other forms. The suborder includes the most highly evolved members of the order. There are well over a hundred thousand species distributed worldwide.

Gaint Honey Bee (Apis dorsata) on Tribulus terrestris W IMG 1020
Apis dorsata from Family Apidae on Tribulus terrestris in Hyderabad, India

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