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sphecid

[sfee-sid] /ˈsfi sɪd/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the Sphecidae, a family of solitary wasps, including the mud daubers, sand wasps, etc.
noun
2.
a sphecid wasp.
Origin
< New Latin Sphecidae, equivalent to Sphec- (stem of Sphex) name of a genus (< Greek sphêx wasp) + -idae -idae; see -id2
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  • Other insect visitors include sphecid wasps, butterflies, moths and syrphid flies.

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