Definition of Family sphecidae
1. Noun. Mud daubers; some digger wasps.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Sphecoidea, Superfamily Sphecoidea
Member holonyms: Genus Sceliphron, Sceliphron, Mud Dauber
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Literary usage of Family sphecidae
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1. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1912)
"Family SPHECIDAE Much has been written concerning these remarkable wasps, which have attracted the attention not only of naturalists but also of the casual ..."
2. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"We hypothesize that the earliest bees were derived from wasps in the family Sphecidae which capture other arthropods as living prey items for their larvae. ..."
3. Entomology for Beginners for the Use of Young Folks, Fruit-growers, Farmers by Alpheus Spring Packard (1888)
"family sphecidae.—Very rapacious wasps with a pedicelled abdomen, the petiole slender, cylindrical, smooth; flagellum slender at the end; middle tibiae with ..."
4. Bulletin by Geological Survey Division, North Dakota Geological Survey, Solomon Islands, Geological Survey (U.S.) (1916)
"... belong to the family Sphecidae. As a family, the group is rather complex, being composed of a number of types, but all of these are held together by the ..."