Definition of digger wasp in English:
A solitary wasp that typically excavates a burrow in sandy soil, filling it with one or more paralyzed insects or spiders for its larvae to feed on.
- In this study, we investigated a solitary digger wasp, the European beewolf, Philanthus triangulum (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae), and asked whether parental behavior entails a cost to females.
- Below my leather boots the ground is covered in an endless assortment of life: bronze pine needles, lobed oak leaves, a digger wasp.
- Interestingly, the great golden digger wasp, a close relative of the cicada killer, does not have enlarged spurs and digs only with its fore-legs.
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