Definition of Family Vespidae

1. Noun. An arthropod family of the order Hymenoptera including: yellow jackets; hornets; mason wasps.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Vespidae

family Ulmaceae
family Ulvaceae
family Umbelliferae
family Unionidae
family Upupidae
family Uranoscopidae
family Ursidae
family Urticaceae
family Usneaceae
family Ustilaginaceae
family Valerianaceae
family Varanidae
family Veneridae
family Verbenaceae
family Vespertilionidae
family Vespidae (current term)
family Violaceae
family Viperidae
family Vireonidae
family Viscaceae
family Vitaceae
family Vittariaceae
family Viverridae
family Viverrinae
family Volvariaceae
family Volvocaceae
family Vombatidae
family Welwitschiaceae
family Winteraceae
family Xanthorrhoeaceae

Literary usage of Family Vespidae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Coloration in Polistes by Wilhelmine Marie Enteman (1904)
"Polistes is the name of a genus of wasps belonging to the family Vespidae. ... Our species of this family (Vespidae) are in much confusion and require ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1903)
"In the families of Ants and the family Vespidae parthenogenesis similar to that of Apis is very common, as is also true for other species of the family ..."

3. Entomology for Beginners for the Use of Young Folks, Fruit-growers, Farmers by Alpheus Spring Packard (1888)
"family Vespidae—In the social or paper wasps, the republic is a numerous one, there being many workers. They all have two spurs at the end of the middle ..."

4. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"These species with their relatives belong to the family Vespidae, and all have a well- developed sting which may be used on the least provocation. ..."

5. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"A name applied to several large stinging insects belonging to the family Vespidae and genus Vespa. ..."

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