• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bembex bem′beks a genus of solitary sand-wasps, with broad heads and very large eyes, noted for their making a loud buzz during their rapid flight.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. bembix.


In literature:

But in what, if you please, does Parnopes carnea resemble the Bembex into whose home she penetrates in her presence?
"The Mason-bees" by J. Henri Fabre
I have surprised the Girdled Anthidium cohabiting with a Bembex-wasp.
"Bramble-bees and Others" by J. Henri Fabre
Consider, for instance, the Bembex-grubs in the midst of their heap of Flies.
"More Hunting Wasps" by J. Henri Fabre
It was perhaps even more tedious than when I was keeping an eye upon the Bembex.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre