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Relating to wasps.
- ‘Sheffield also provides a location for the experimental study of honey bees and vespine wasps.’
- ‘Recent work pertaining to sting avoidance has mostly been concerned with the development and testing of attractants, insecticides and delivery systems for toxic baiting programs to control vespine wasps.’
- ‘There are several vespine species in North America that exhibit social parasitism.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin vespa wasp + -ine.
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