Sphecoidea

plural noun
Sphe·​coi·​dea | \ sfə̇ˈkȯidēə\

Definition of Sphecoidea

: a superfamily of Hymenoptera comprising Sphecidae and related families and in some classifications the true bees — compare apoidea

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History and Etymology for Sphecoidea

New Latin, from Sphec-, Sphex + -oidea

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