Definition of Digger wasp

1. Noun. Solitary wasp that digs nests in the soil and stocks them with paralyzed insects for the larvae.

Generic synonyms: Sphecoid, Sphecoid Wasp
Specialized synonyms: Cicada Killer, Sphecius Speciosis



Definition of Digger wasp

1. Noun. Any of several solitary, predatory wasps, of the family ''Sphecidae'', that nest in the soil ¹

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Literary usage of Digger wasp

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1. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"... thus exposing herself to the wasp who would easily free herself from the web and chase the spider to its retreat. Life History of a digger wasp ..."

2. Nature Stories for Young Readers: Animal Life by Florence Bass (1895)
"... A digger wasp. Who is this ? What is she doing ? See her dig- ging in the dirt ' with her front feet, like a dog. thing to eat ? i" She is mak- x ing a ..."

3. The American Entomologist (1868)
"True Wasps, it would have, the smooth legs of a True Wasp and nul those of a digger wasp. No such thing. The legs of the female Mud-dauber are obviously ..."

4. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Entomological Section (1890)
"An observer a few days since found a female digger wasp filling her nest with grasshoppers ... The digger wasp is closely related to the "mud dauber" wasps, ..."

5. A Naturalist in the Great Lakes Region by Elliot Rowland Downing (1922)
"The full-grown spider, legs extended, nearly covers the palm of your hand. It is colored like the sand. Here also the black digger wasp, ..."

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