Sphex Sphex, n.[NL., fr. Gr. ???, ???, a wasp.] (Zo["o]l.) 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. See Illust. of {Sand wasp}, under {Sand}. [1913 Webster]

{Sphex fly} (Zo["o]l.), 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. [1913 Webster]

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