logo

Video encyclopedia

Apocrita

3:13

Anuel AA - Hipócrita feat. Zion (Audio)

1:26

Apocrita: a bee film (wasps and bees fighting in super slow motion)

2:10

Apocrita Blockchain - Unified access management for the new identity model

0:22

Apocrita

0:55

Hymenoptera Apocrita

The Apocrita are a suborder of insects in the order Hymenoptera. It includes wasps, bees, and ants, and consists of many families. It contains the most advanced hymenopterans and is distinguished from Symphyta by the narrow "waist" (petiole) formed between the first two segments of the actual abdomen; the first abdominal segment is fused to the thorax, and is called the propodeum. Therefore, it is general practice, when discussing the body of an apocritan in a technical sense, to refer to the mesosoma and metasoma rather than the "thorax" and "abdomen", respectively. The evolution of a constricted waist was an important adaption for the parasitoid lifestyle of the ancestral apocritan, allowing more maneuverability of the female's ovipositor. The ovipositor either extends freely or is retracted, and may be developed into a stinger for both defense and paralyzing prey. Larvae are legless and blind, and either feed inside a host or in a nest cell provisioned by their mothers.
    Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!
    • Extant families and superfamilies