Definition of Sphecoid

1. Noun. Any of various solitary wasps.

Exact synonyms: Sphecoid Wasp
Generic synonyms: Wasp
Group relationships: Sphecoidea, Superfamily Sphecoidea
Specialized synonyms: Mason Wasp, Digger Wasp, Mud Dauber



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sphecoid

sphagnum
sphagnum moss
sphagnums
sphairistike
sphalerite
sphalerites
sphaleron
sphaleronic
sphalerons
sphallolalia
sphear
spheare
spheares
sphears
sphecid
sphecoid (current term)
sphecoid wasp
spheksophobia
sphene
sphenes
sphenethmoid
sphenethmoidal
sphenic
sphenic number
sphenic numbers
sphenion
spheniscan
spheniscans
spheniscidite
sphenisciform seabird

Literary usage of Sphecoid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1919)
"The resemblance of it to certain sphecoid wasps is most extraordinary, and suggested the specific name. ..."

2. Field Book of Insects: With Special Reference to Those of Northeastern by Frank Eugene Lutz (1918)
"It is our largest sphecoid and, because of the food with which it stocks its underground burrows, it is called the Cicada-killer. 10. ..."

3. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"... bees and wasps) in sphecoid wasp ancestors at least by the middle the order Hymenoptera range in size from indi- Cretaceous 120 million years ago, ..."

4. Bulletin by Geological Survey Division, North Dakota Geological Survey, Solomon Islands, Geological Survey (U.S.) (1916)
"This is the largest sphecoid known from the eastern United States. It is large, robust, often more than 3o mm. long. It may be briefly described as follows: ..."

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