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wasp beetle

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Definition of wasp beetle in English:

noun

A black and yellow longhorn beetle that mimics the appearance and behaviour of a wasp.
  • Clytus arietis, family Cerambycidae
Example sentences
  • Other beetles that mimic wasps are the tiny wasp beetles of the genus Clytus that have black wing cases decorated with hairy white or yellow stripes.
  • The wasp beetle is harmless and is common in Britain and most of Europe.
  • The larvae of the wasp beetle live in dead wood, usually of willow or birch.

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