from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of the hymenopterous superfamily Vespoidea.
- Having the characteristics of or belonging to the superfamily Vespoidea.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Within Apocrita other positive shifts include the Vespoidea (vespoid wasps/ants containing 24,000 spp.), Anthophila + Sphecidae
They justify the placement of Amblyopone as a "lower" ant by pointing to the basal position in this tree and noting that it is close "to solitary vespoid wasps."
The only truly primitive/basal ant was the first eusocial vespoid with a metapleural gland, let us say.