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potter wasp

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Definition of potter wasp in English:

noun

A solitary wasp which builds a flask-shaped nest of mud into which it seals an egg and a supply of food for the larva.
  • Genus Eumenes, family Eumenidae: many species, including E. coarctatus of European heathland
Example sentences
  • These Potter Wasps look similar to other species of Mud-Dauber Wasps that we found but they build mud nests with a different shape.
  • In answer to the implied question, potter wasp females stock these pots with paralyzed caterpillars.
  • Potter wasp egg chambers look like tiny, rough-thrown pots about half an inch wide.

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