mason wasp

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mason wasp any of various solitary wasps that construct nests of hardened mud for their young
    • n mason wasp solitary wasp that constructs nests of hardened mud or clay for the young
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Mason wasp (Zoöl) any wasp that constructs its nest, or brood cells, of hardened mud. The female fills the cells with insects or spiders, paralyzed by a sting, and thus provides food for its larvæ
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Usage

In literature:

It is a small-sized Mason-wasp, Odynerus alpestris, SAUSS.
"Bramble-bees and Others" by J. Henri Fabre
But we have been kept a long time engaged with these mason wasps.
"Wild Nature Won By Kindness" by Elizabeth Brightwen
ARGIOPE, mason wasps for food prefer the spider, 170.
"The Dawn of Reason" by James Weir
There are, indeed, mason bees, carpenter bees, and miner bees and wasps.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Mason-wasps deliberately vivisect spiders, which are insects extremely tenacious of life.
"Furze the Cruel" by John Trevena
Mark Mason came home and turned as sour as a wasp, because the place was in a mess.
"Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles" by Mrs. Henry Wood
The mason-wasps or mud daubers are the most common.
"The Adventures of a Grain of Dust" by Hallam Hawksworth
The Mason Wasps build their nests of mud under outhouses, roofs, on rocks and trees.
"Great Hike" by Alan Douglas
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In news:

Mud Daubers, Potter Wasps , and Mason Wasps .
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