from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of the hymenopterous superfamily Vespoidea.
  • Having the characteristics of or belonging to the superfamily Vespoidea.


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  • Within Apocrita other positive shifts include the Vespoidea (vespoid wasps/ants containing 24,000 spp.), Anthophila + Sphecidae

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  • 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."

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  • The only truly primitive/basal ant was the first eusocial vespoid with a metapleural gland, let us say.

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