sphecoid

Definitions of sphecoid
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n any of various solitary wasps

Synonyms:
sphecoid wasp
Types:
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mason wasp
solitary wasp that constructs nests of hardened mud or clay for the young
digger wasp
solitary wasp that digs nests in the soil and stocks them with paralyzed insects for the larvae
mud dauber
wasp that constructs mud cells on a solid base in which females place eggs laid in paralyzed insect larvae
Sphecius speciosis, cicada killer
large black or rust-colored wasp that preys on cicadas
Type of:
wasp
social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting

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