Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the order Hymenoptera — the spider wasps.

Etymologies

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Pompilus +‎ -idae

Examples

  • 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.

    The Life-Story of Insects

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