Sometimes taxonomists create new names for groups that already have a name. They may do this because they are unaware of the original name, or they may think the organism before them belongs to a different group when in fact it does not. If two or more names are found to apply to the same group, they are considered synonyms. In most cases, the first name takes priority and is considered to be the valid or accepted name. However, there can be exceptions, and it's not always easy to determine which of a series of synonyms should be considered valid or accepted. Here we list the synonyms provided to EOL by our classification partners. We also include other versions of the name that most likely refer to the same group, for example, misspellings in the literature or different variations of the authorship associated with the name.

Preferred marks the preferred name from each source.


Name Relationship
Hymenoptera Preferred
Eumenidae Leach, 1815 Synonym
Megalodontidae Konow, 1897
Eu-Ichneumon Berthoumieu 1904
Metallopëus Malaise 1934
Oneïsta Förster, 1868
Szelényia Nowicki 1940
Thysanidae Peck, 1951
Aërophiliodes Strand 1911
Noëmon Förster, 1868
MacGillivraya Ashmead 1898
Brulléana Malaise 1954
Peüs Konow 1903
Paë Pate 1944
Sjostedtia Konow, 1907
Naëtes Förster, 1868
Biro-lajosia Erdös 1956
Oberthurella Saussure, 1890
Aëromyrma Forel 1891
Anthemoëssa Robertson 1905
Symboëthus Förster, 1868
Epiolus Agassiz 1846
Oberthürella Saussure 1890
Sjöstedtia Konow, 1907
Guérinius Ashmead 1903
Anthemoessa Sandhouse 1943
Méhelÿella Móczár 1938
Andréus Ashmead 1903
Diëdrus Förster, 1868
Eulêma Lepeletier 1841
Clémontia Michener 1941
Aërophilina Enderlein 1920


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