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Origin of the Name of the Genus Masaris


FABRICIUS, 1793, “Ent. Syst.” ii. p. 283, in founding the genus Masaris, did not indicate any derivation for the name, and L. Agassiz, 1845, “Nomencl. Zool. (Hymenoptera),” masks his inability to give a derivation by the suggestion that Masaris is a proper name.

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