sphecoid wasp

Definitions of sphecoid wasp
  1. noun
    any of various solitary wasps
    synonyms: sphecoid
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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
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    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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