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Origin of the Name of the Genus Masaris

Abstract

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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