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solitary wasp

A type of wasp that does not live in a social colony. My sister is an entomologist currently studying the behavior of solitary wasps.
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1. n. a white Anglo-Saxon protestant. (Usually derogatory. Acronym.) Would you call Pete a WASP?
2. mod. having to do with white Anglo-Saxon protestants; waspish. What a silly old WASP idea.
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Everyone knows that bees are the goodies and wasps are the baddies.
Wasps are members of the hymenoptera family, a vast and rambling group including bees and ants.
If winter conditions are favourable we predict that next year will be an even bigger year for wasps.
This year, there have also been more wasps found in gardens; especially in close proximity to fruit and apple trees.
Second-bottom Wasps made a solid start, belying their lowly league standing.
Over two years ago, Vodacom was the first network operator to launch double opt-in business rules to ensure that customers are fully aware of pricing information and details of the WASP providing the service.
Make sure you have an 'escape' route in case the wasps suddenly swarm you.
Studies have shown that easily recognized wasps were less likely to be the targets of aggression than were look-alike wasps.
Danny Cipriani held his nerve to put Wasps back into contention for a bonus point two minutes later but Clermont captain Rougerie went over in the corner after the ball rolled out the back of a late Wasps ruck.
But it proved a nightmarish day for Ashton who will not have any Wasps or Leicester players available for the first Test in South Africa on May 26.
To make sure that the test wasps had enough to eat, Sen set dishes of food just outside the nests.
1 -- color) Betty Jane Williams, left, Mary Lou Neale and Emy Drummond, all former WASPs, gather Saturday to remember their comrade, Irma Cleveland Weigel, who died in March at age 88.
KENNY Logan plundered 17 points as Wasps warmed up for next Saturday's Tetley Bitter Cup Final against Newcastle in fine style.
He's collecting the pupae so he can see if his wasps have already found them.
The reason: wasps keep their stingers after they nail you; bees leave their stingers behind (along with a few of their vital organs, which is why honeybees don't live long once they've stung you).