Sphecoidea

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Noun1.Sphecoidea - families Sphecidae and Stizidae
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Hymenoptera, order Hymenoptera - an order of insects including: bees; wasps; ants; ichneumons; sawflies; gall wasps; etc.
sphecoid, sphecoid wasp - any of various solitary wasps
family Sphecidae, Sphecidae - mud daubers; some digger wasps
family Stizidae, Stizidae - cicada killers
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Using higher taxa as surrogates of species-level data in three Portuguese protected areas: a case study on Spheciformes (Hymenoptera).
Conservation of European environments: the Spheciformes wasps as biodiversity indicators (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Ampulicidae, Sphecidae and Crabronidae).
Por un lado, Finnamore & Michener (1993) hacen una catalogacion de nueve familias agrupadas como serie Spheciformes, y por otro lado, Melo (1999) propone solo cuatro familias, que junto con Apidae, las ubica todas como superfamilia Apoidea.