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[hahy-muh-nop-ter-uh n] /ˌhaɪ məˈnɒp tər ən/

Also, hymenopter. a insect.
noun (pl) -terans, -tera (-tərə), -terons
any hymenopterous insect
Any of various insects of the order Hymenoptera, having two pairs of wings and a characteristic thin constriction that separates the abdomen from the thorax. Some hymenopterans live in complex social groups. Hymenopterans include the ants, bees, wasps, and sawflies.


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