solitary wasp

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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.
See also: solitary, wasp
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As a solitary wasp, Mesoleptus hibernica will not sting humans and prefers to attack fellow flying creatures such as butterflies.
Neighbor recognition and context-dependent aggression in a solitary wasp, Sphecius speciosus (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae).