Pompilidae

plural noun Pom·pil·i·dae \ pämˈpiləˌdē \

Definition of Pompilidae

:a large family of slender usually black fossorial short-petioled wasps with oval abdomen and strong spinose legs of which most (as the tarantula killer) burrow in the ground and provision their nests with spiders

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Origin and Etymology of pompilidae

New Latin, from Pompilus, type genus + -idae


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