mason wasp


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mason wasp

n.
Any of various solitary vespid wasps, especially of the subfamily Eumeninae, that build nests of mud.

mason wasp

n
(Animals) a solitary wasp of the genus Odynerus that excavates its nest in sand or the mortar of old walls

ma′son wasp`


n.
any of several solitary wasps, as Rygchium dorsale, that construct nests of mud or clay.
[1785–95]
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Noun1.mason wasp - solitary wasp that constructs nests of hardened mud or clay for the youngmason wasp - solitary wasp that constructs nests of hardened mud or clay for the young
sphecoid, sphecoid wasp - any of various solitary wasps
2.mason wasp - any of various solitary wasps that construct nests of hardened mud for their young
vespid, vespid wasp - mostly social nest-building wasps
Eumenes, genus Eumenes - mason wasps
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For example, look at this mason wasp - she uses mud and spit to build a nest with a long entrance.
David Green of www.pollinator.com says don't place elderberry stems out too late in spring because they also are susceptible to potter's or mason wasps although those are beneficial natives, too.