Order hymenoptera

Alexandre P. Aguiar, Andrew R. Deans, Michael S. Engel, Mattias Forshage, John T. Huber, John T. Jennings, Norman F. Johnson, Arkady S. Lelej, John T. Longino, Volker Lohrmann, István Mikó, Michael Ohl, Claus Rasmussen, Andreas Taeger, Dicky Sick Ki Yu

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Abstract

An updated classification of the order Hymenoptera is provided with the current numbers of genera and species described so far specified. The order is composed of 2 suborders, 27 superfamilies, 132 families, 8423 extant genera with an additional 685 extinct genera. Considered one of the most species-rich insects orders a total of 153088 extant species have been described, in addition to 2429 extinct species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-62
Number of pages12
JournalZootaxa
Volume3703
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 30 2013

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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Aguiar, A. P., Deans, A. R., Engel, M. S., Forshage, M., Huber, J. T., Jennings, J. T., Johnson, N. F., Lelej, A. S., Longino, J. T., Lohrmann, V., Mikó, I., Ohl, M., Rasmussen, C., Taeger, A., & Yu, D. S. K. (2013). Order hymenoptera. Zootaxa, 3703(1), 51-62. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3703.1.12