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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


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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Free wasp removal has been available before in Lane County.
The highest mean number of the oriental wasp collected by the bait using the bottle traps in the four locations was in sardine bait.
It happens occasionally: Midsummer you stumble across a wasp or hornet nest in an incredibly lousy location.
Wasp larvae is very high in protein and low in fat.
There are some very dangerous methods on the internet for eradicating European wasp nests which can lead to serious injury or property damage.
A plaque will be placed next to one of the first Wasp A development engines, on display at the museum.
Some people deem my hatred of wasps harsh and unjust since I've never actually been stung by one but the fear of being stung still looms large.
The UK boasts around eight species of social wasp, the most widespread are the Common and the German wasps.
It is even more hazardous where individuals may be allergic to wasp and bee stings and who may go into anaphylactic shock if stung.
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Be sure that your body is properly protected from the wasps and from the spray you are using.
The benefits of being recognizable may extend beyond wasp societies, Tibbetts said.
If scientists kidnap all adult females from a wasp nest, the young males--which normally just hang around without working--will pitch in and feed at least some of the larvae, researchers find.
The V-22 integrated test team conducted Shipboard Suitability Phase for 10 days aboard USS Wasp beginning Nov.