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Hymenoptera. Insects Invertebrates. animal Kingdom, Fauna.

This order includes species such as bees, wasps , and ants.


The honeybee forms differentiated groups in social castes: the queen, the drones and the workers.

They live in highly organized societies and inhabit natural or artificial hives, in which they form honeycombs with hexagonal cells where they store honey, pollen and nectar, which serve to feed the larvae.


wasps are hymenopterans of the vespid family, which form nests like small combs, on the ground, on branches and even on the projections of the buildings.

Wasp's honeycomb

Se nutren del néctar de las flores y de jugos de frutas.

Con su aguijón pueden producir picaduras muy dolorosas.

Hay avispas que depositan sus huevos en las larvas de otros insectos.

La avispa icneumón taladra la madera con su largo y agudo ovopositor y deposita sus huevos en larvas que localiza en el interior de la madera.

El abejorro es un insecto grande y zumbador que forma colonias en agujeros y madrigueras.


Ants, like honey bees, form permanent societies of a complicated organization, composed of a fertile female or queen dedicated to laying eggs, and a large number of workers and soldiers.

Ants chew food and store it in the "social" stomach, which they use to feed larvae and other ants.

They have highly developed antennae sensory organs.

Its defensive weapon is a jet of formic acid that it maintains in a gland.

Ants generally make nests underground with a population of many thousands of individuals. The fertile female or queen is dedicated to laying eggs and the larvae that hatch from them weave a cocoon from which the adult insect emerges.

The anthill is composed of many chambers for the development of the young.

Periodically winged males and females are born that leave the ant hills to form new colonies.


Typical species:

A small presentation of the diversity of the insects could be the following:

Proturos They are the most primitive insects.
Without wings or antennae.
Colembolos Sin alas.
A ventral organ allows them to take great leaps.
Tisanuros Tres apendices terminales
Lepisma or silverfish
Dipluros Two terminal appendices.
Ephemeroptera Rudimentary mouthpieces.
Two pairs of wings.
Aquatic larvae with gills.
Plecoptera Incomplete metamorphosis
Odonates Chewing mouth.
Two pairs of large membranous wings.
Aquatic larvae.
Mantoids or mantids Incomplete metamorphosis
Mantis religiosa
Blactereos Mouthpiece masticator
Fasmideos Mouthpiece masticator
Insect stick
Dermapteros Mouth chewing.
Tongue at the end of the abdomen.
Orthotics Mouth chewing.
Two pairs of wings, of which the first protects the second.
Cricket, Lobster
Isopters Mouth chewing.
Social organization similar to that of ants.
Termes or Termites
Hemiptera Superorder that includes heteropteros and homopteros.
Heteropteros Mouthpieces choppers-suctors.
Two pairs of wings, the first one in its anterior part.
Homopteros Mouthpiece picador-suctor.
Two pairs of equal wings, which sometimes are missing.
Cicadas, aphids.
Hymenoptera Mouthpieces chewing or sucking.
Four membranous wings.
Bee, Wasp, Ant
MalophagosChewing mouthpieces.
Without wings.
Places of birds and mammals.
Lice of chickens.
AnoplurosMouth filler-suctora.
Without wings.
Mammals' parts.
Head louse.
NeuropterosChewing mouth.
Four membranous wings with numerous nerviations.
Lion ant.
ColeopteraChewing mouth pieces.
Two pairs of wings, the first very coro form a protective case.
Beetles, Fireflies.
Lepidoptera Mouthpieces transformed into suctor apparatus that is spirally wound.
Two pairs of membranous wings covered with scales.
Butterflies and moths.
Diptera Biting and sucking mouthpieces.
Just a pair of wings.
Fly, Mosquito, Tipula, Tabano

The SEA is realizing a complete Catalog of the Aragonese Entomofauna that has already been partially published, where 190 families have been inventoried with 3012 species.

Other information about fauna in Aragón:

A small list of species in Aragon would be the following:

Vertebrates Invertebrates








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