wasp

Definitions of wasp
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n social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting

Types:
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vespid, vespid wasp
mostly social nest-building wasps
velvet ant
a solitary wasp of the family Mutillidae; the body has a coat of brightly colored velvety hair and the females are wingless
sphecoid, sphecoid wasp
any of various solitary wasps
cynipid gall wasp, cynipid wasp, gall wasp, gallfly
small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants
paper wasp
any of several social wasps that construct nests of a substance like paper
hornet
large stinging paper wasp
Vespula vulgaris, common wasp
a variety of vespid wasp
mason wasp
any of various solitary wasps that construct nests of hardened mud for their young
potter wasp
any of various solitary wasps that construct vase-shaped cells of mud for their eggs
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
Type of:
hymenopter, hymenopteran, hymenopteron, hymenopterous insect
insects having two pairs of membranous wings and an ovipositor specialized for stinging or piercing

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