<zoology> Any one of numerous species of sand wasps of the genus Sphex and allied genera. These wasps have the abdomen attached to the thorax by a slender pedicel.

<zoology> Sphex fly, any one of numerous species of small dipterous flies of the genus Conops and allied genera. The form of the body is similar to that of a sphex.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr, a wasp.

(01 Mar 1998)

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