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Any wasp of the family "Vespidae", including yellow jackets and hornets.
- ‘Although vespids are beneficial to mother nature by controlling the population of other bugs -- and by being food to other animals -- they can be a real nuisance.’
- ‘The two types of stinging insects are vespids (wasps, yellow jackets, hornets, and fire ants) and aphids (honeybees and bumblebees).’
- ‘The study comprised 28 patients from the centre of Spain (Madrid and surroundings) who had suffered systemic reactions when stung by vespids.’
- ‘Furthermore, the inclusion of only two independent origins of sociality (in honeybees and vespid wasps) limited the conclusions that could be drawn concerning the effect of sociality on molecular evolution.’
- ‘The most commonly known varieties of vespids are the social wasps, with their conspicuous paper-like nests and sometimes aggressive behavior.’
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