potter wasp

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potter wasp

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Any of various solitary vespid wasps of the subfamily Eumeninae, especially those in the genus Eumenes, that characteristically build pot-shaped nests of clay.

potter wasp

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(Animals) any of various solitary wasps of the genus Eumenes, which construct vaselike cells of mud or clay, in which they lay their eggs: family Vespidae
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Noun1.potter wasp - any of various solitary wasps that construct vase-shaped cells of mud for their eggspotter wasp - any of various solitary wasps that construct vase-shaped cells of mud for their eggs
vespid, vespid wasp - mostly social nest-building wasps
Eumenes, genus Eumenes - mason wasps
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RUTA GRAVEOLENS (rue) Mud wasps, potter wasps, parasitic wasps
Female Potter wasps make clay pots to lay their eggs in.