from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of fossorial hymenopterous insects, or digger-wasps, or the family Scoliidæ, having the eyes entire and the basal segment of the abdomen rounded at the base.
- n. A wasp of this genus: as, the unadorned tiphia.
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Aegithine tiphia (_Linn.), Hume, Rough Draft N. & E. _ nos.
To this I need merely add that _of course_ typical _Ae. tiphia_ and typical _Ae. zeylonica_ are very distinct, but that as every intermediate form occurs, they are not, according to my views of what constitutes a species, entitled to specific separation, and that as regards nest and eggs, according to my experience, every variety in the one is to be found in the other.
On the 13th May I observed a nest of _I. tiphia_ on a young mango-tree, at the edge of a croquet-ground in our garden.
_tiphia_ plumage, without one particle of black on either head, nape, or back.