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Definition of Digger wasp

Digger wasp
Wasp Wasp, n. [OE. waspe, AS. w[ae]ps, w[ae]fs; akin to D. wesp, G. wespe, OHG. wafsa, wefsa, Lith. vapsa gadfly, Russ. osa wasp, L. vespa, and perhaps to E. weave.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of stinging hymenopterous insects, esp. any of the numerous species of the genus Vespa, which includes the true, or social, wasps, some of which are called yellow jackets. Note: The social wasps make a complex series of combs, of a substance like stiff paper, often of large size, and protect them by a paperlike covering. The larv[ae] are reared in the cells of the combs, and eat insects and insect larv[ae] brought to them by the adults, but the latter feed mainly on the honey and pollen of flowers, and on the sweet juices of fruit. See Illust. in Appendix. Digger wasp, any one of numerous species of solitary wasps that make their nests in burrows which they dig in the ground, as the sand wasps. See Sand wasp, under Sand. Mud wasp. See under Mud. Potter wasp. See under Potter. Wasp fly, a species of fly resembling a wasp, but without a sting.
Digger wasp
Digger Dig"ger, n. One who, or that which, digs. Digger wasp (Zo["o]l.), any one of the fossorial Hymenoptera.

Meaning of Digger wasp from wikipedia

- The common name digger wasp may refer to any member of the parasitoidal wasp families: Crabronidae, including Bembix sand wasps and Philanthus beewolves...
- A tarantula hawk is a spider wasp (Pompilidae) that hunts tarantulas. Tarantula hawks belong to any of the many species in the genera Pepsis and Hemipepsis...
- Sphex pensylvanicus is a species of digger wasp, commonly known as the great black wasp. They live across most of North America and grows to a size of...
- simply referred to as the cicada killer or the cicada hawk, is a large digger wasp species. Cicada killers are large, solitary wasps in the family Crabronidae...
- Sphex ichneumoneus, known commonly as the great golden digger wasp or great golden sand digger is a wasp in the family Sphecidae. It is identified by...
- Backhoe loader Excavator The Diggers, an 1889 painting by Vincent van Gogh Digger wasp (disambiguation), multiple wasp families Bendigo Diggers, former name...
- known as digger wasps) are cosmopolitan predators that sting and paralyze prey insects. Sphex is one of many genera in the old digger wasp family Sphecidae...
- small subfamily Mellininae was not included in their analysis. The old digger wasp family Sphecidae (sensu lato) was paraphyletic and has been broken up...
- Mellinus arvensis, the field digger wasp, is a species of solitary wasp. The wasp can commonly be found from July to late September or October in sandy...
- Nysson spinosus, the large-spurred digger wasp, is a species of cleptoparasitic wasp of the family Crabronidae which is found in the Palearctic. Nysson...
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