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Definition of Mud wasp
Mud waspWasp 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
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. Mud waspMud Mud, n. [Akin to LG. mudde, D. modder, G. moder mold, OSw.
modd mud, Sw. modder mother, Dan. mudder mud. Cf. Mother a
scum on liquors.]
Earth and water mixed so as to be soft and adhesive.
Mud bass (Zo["o]l.), a fresh-water fish (Acantharchum
pomotis) of the Eastern United States. It produces a deep
Mud bath, an immersion of the body, or some part of it, in
mud charged with medicinal agents, as a remedy for
Mud boat, a large flatboat used in deredging.
Mud cat. See Catfish.
Mud crab (Zo["o]l.), any one of several American marine
crabs of the genus Panopeus.
Mud dab (Zo["o]l.), the winter flounder. See Flounder,
Mud dauber (Zo["o]l.), a mud wasp.
Mud devil (Zo["o]l.), the fellbender.
Mud drum (Steam Boilers), a drum beneath a boiler, into
which sediment and mud in the water can settle for
Mud eel (Zo["o]l.), a long, slender, aquatic amphibian
(Siren lacertina), found in the Southern United States.
It has persistent external gills and only the anterior
pair of legs. See Siren.
Mud frog (Zo["o]l.), a European frog (Pelobates fuscus).
Mud hen. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) The American coot (Fulica Americana).
(b) The clapper rail.
Mud lark, a person who cleans sewers, or delves in mud.
Mud minnow (Zo["o]l.), any small American fresh-water fish
of the genus Umbra, as U. limi. The genus is allied to
Mud plug, a plug for stopping the mudhole of a boiler.
Mud puppy (Zo["o]l.), the menobranchus.
Mud scow, a heavy scow, used in dredging; a mud boat.
Mud turtle, Mud tortoise (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous
species of fresh-water tortoises of the United States.
Mud wasp (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of
hymenopterous insects belonging to Pep[ae]us, and allied
genera, which construct groups of mud cells, attached,
side by side, to stones or to the woodwork of buildings,
etc. The female places an egg in each cell, together with
spiders or other insects, paralyzed by a sting, to serve
as food for the larva. Called also mud dauber.
Meaning of Mud wasp from wikipedia
- Mud dauber
(or "mud wasp
" or "dirt dauber") is a name commonly applied
to a number
the family Sphecidae
or Crabronidae which
- of social wasps
. Many species
in the ground. Mud daubers
and pollen wasps construct mud cells
places. Potter wasps
californi****, the common
blue mud dauber
America, is a metallic
of mud dauber wasp first described
by Henri Louis
- Potter wasps
(or mason wasps
), the Eumeninae, are a cosmopolitan wasp group presently treated
as a subfamily
of Vespidae, but sometimes recognized
- yellow-legged mud
, black-and-yellow mud dauber
(within the US), or black-waisted mud
-dauber (outside of the US), is a species
of sphecid wasp
- The organ
pipe mud dauber
(Trypoxylon politum) is a predatory wasp
in the family
Crabronidae.It is fairly
from 3.9–5.1 cm, and has been...
- zimmermanni, known generally
as the Zimmermann's mud wasp
or blue mud dauber wasp
, is a species
of thread-waisted wasp
in the family
Sphecidae. These three
flavolineata, use mud
. A small group
of eusocial crabronid wasps
, of the genus Microstigmus
(the only eusocial wasps outside
- also known
as the Asian mud
, is an insect
in the genus Sceliphron
of the wasp family
Sphecidae. Like all wasps
of this genus, it is a solitary...
- a cosmopolitan family
of the suborder Apocrita
daubers, and other
. The name Sphecidae
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