from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A member of the hymenopterous family Scoliidæ.
  • Having the characters of or belonging to the family Scoliidæ.

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  • noun zoology Any member of the Scoliidae.


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  • A pretty scoliid wasp - metallic black with bright creamy white spots on the abdomen - was very interested in the abundant flowers of late-flowering Boneset (Eupatorium serotinum).

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  • The males of all ants remain to this day primitive, nonsocial organisms, closely comparable to their Scoliid ancestors, and in many cases scarcely distinguishable therefrom.

    - Caryl P. Haskins, Of Ants and Men, 1939, p. 15

    December 4, 2008