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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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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.
Dr Moore said: "The only humane way to deal with a wasp nest in the home is by letting nature take its course.
Dusty old farm buildings with wooden floors and beams have been a haven for wasps this year and the number of cases of colony removal has escalated.
The new Wasp CountIt with DT10 mobile computer is being introduced for $999.
Be sure that your body is properly protected from the wasps and from the spray you are using.
In nests with multiple queens, wasps fight to sort out the colony's dominance.
The experiment is "a clever idea," comments Sean O'Donnell of the University of Washington in Seattle, who has studied male roles in wasp colonies.
As family, friends and other WASPs reminisced about Weigel at a brief service at Eternal Valley Memorial Park and later at Haire's Canyon Country home, the smuggling story didn't seem so far-fetched.
The tiny wasp larva grabs hold of the pupa, pierces it, and begins sucking the fluid out of it, killing it within several days.
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).
We see him in his WASP milieu maintaining his cool with alcohol, while the activist Jewess cheers him on to engage in the world in an affirmative way.
It will be objected (stay your hands a moment, Washington Monthly letter-to-the-editor writers) that today the president, the secretary of state, and the secretary of the treasury are all White Anglo-Saxon Protestants born to secure upper-class wealth and educated at boarding schools and Ivy League colleges-a WASP Trifecta not achieved at any other time in the past half-century-and that Ralph Lauren has gotten very rich helping the middle class to acquire a hint of the old WASP style.
One of these parasites was the Agathis wasp, which reduced the damage by casebearers so successfully that only low numbers of the pest still exist in the once heavily infested stands of eastern larch.
MINNEAPOLIS -- North Pole Engineering announced the release of its new Wasp product at the 2011 ANT+ Alliance Symposium in Kananaskis, Alberta.