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- proper noun A taxonomic
familywithin the order Hymenoptera— the spider wasps.
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Thus the digging wasps (Sphegidae and Pompilidae) hunt for caterpillars, spiders, and other creatures which they can paralyse with their stings, and bury them alongside their eggs to furnish a food-supply for the newly-hatched young.