Apocrita

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Apocrita
Plectroctena sp ants.jpg
Plectroctena sp.
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Apocrita
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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.