sand wasp


noun

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

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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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