sand wasp


noun

any of certain sphecid wasps of the subfamily Bembicinae that nest in the ground and are common along the seashore.

Origin of sand wasp

First recorded in 1895–1900
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sand wasp

noun

a solitary wasp of the subfamily Sphecinae, a subgroup of the digger wasps most of which nest in sandy ground
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