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n.1.A wasp of the family Sphegidae (Sphecidae) which builds a nest of mud and stores insects and spiders in it; a digger-wasp.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Investigators believe mud-dauber wasps are the culprits behind a fire that destroyed a large barn near Fern Ridge Dam on Wednesday morning.
Investigators concluded that mud-dauber wasps nested in the aircraft's pitot tubes and disabled the air-speed sensors while it was parked on the tarmac.
Predatory interactions between mud-dauber wasps (Hymenoptera, Sphecidae) and Argiope (Araneae, Araneidae) in captivity.
Silk mediated defense by an orb web spider against predatory mud-dauber wasps.
I began to make small coiled rooms or domes that were nest-like, inspired by forms in nature such as a mud-dauber wasp's coiled clay nest."