any of numerous solitary wasps of the family Sphecidae, which excavate nests in soil, wood, etc., and provision them with prey paralyzed by stinging.
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How to use digger wasp in a sentence
It is very wonderful that Mrs. Digger-Wasp knows where to sting a caterpillar in order to paralyze it and yet not kill it.Little Busybodies | Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
Well, Mrs. Digger-Wasp stings one or more of these little knots, which we call ganglia.Little Busybodies | Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
Chesterton's method in writing it is that of the digger wasp.G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study | Julius West
The young digger-wasp set to work upon the grasshopper, and the little ichneumon began to eat the wasp-grub.
British Dictionary definitions for digger wasp
any solitary wasp of the families Sphecidae and Pamphilidae that digs nest holes in the ground, rotten wood, or a hollow stem and stocks them with live insects for the larvae
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