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  1. Sphecidae, family Sphecidaenoun

    mud daubers; some digger wasps

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  1. sphecidae

    Sphecidae is a large cosmopolitan family of wasps, collectively known as digger wasps or sand wasps. They are commonly recognized by their narrow waist and their habit of constructing nests in the ground or in plant stems, which they provision with paralyzed insects or spiders for their larvae to feed on. This family contains several thousand species across numerous subfamilies.

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  1. Sphecidae

    The Sphecidae are a cosmopolitan family of wasps that include digger wasps, mud daubers, and other familiar types that all fall under the category of thread-waisted wasps. Both of the traditional definitions of the Sphecidae have recently been shown to be paraphyletic, and the most recent classification is closer to the conservative scheme; the families Heterogynaidae and Ampulicidae are the sister taxa to what are now two families, the Sphecidae and Crabronidae. Thus, the bulk of the sphecoid wasps are now placed in Crabronidae, and Sphecidae per se is a much more restricted concept, equivalent to what used to be the subfamily Sphecinae. The biology of the Sphecidae, even under the restricted definition, is still fairly diverse; some sceliphrines even display rudimentary forms of sociality, and some sphecines rear multiple larvae in a single large brood cell. Many nest in pre-existing cavities, or dig simple burrows in the soil, but also some species construct free-standing nests of mud and even resin. All are predatory, but the type of prey ranges from spiders to various dictyopterans or orthopteroids to caterpillars; the vast majority practice mass provisioning, providing all the prey items prior to laying the egg.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sphecidae in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sphecidae in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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