mud dauber definition

  • noun:
    • Midland & west U.S. any one of different wasps that build nests of dirt with mobile compartments for eggs and paralyzed prey. Also referred to as regionally dust dauber, mud wasp.
    • a mud wasp; the mud-dauber.
    • wasp that constructs mud cells on a great base for which females spot eggs laid in paralyzed pest larvae

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