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  1. mud dauber(noun)

    wasp that constructs mud cells on a solid base in which females place eggs laid in paralyzed insect larvae


  1. mud dauber(n.)

    A wasp of the family Sphegidae (Sphecidae) which builds a nest of mud and stores insects and spiders in it; a digger-wasp.


  1. Mud dauber

    Mud dauber is a name commonly applied to a number of wasps from either the family Sphecidae or Crabronidae that build their nests from mud. Mud daubers are long, slender wasps about 25-30mm in length; the latter two species above have thread-like waists. The name of this wasp group comes from the nests that are made by the females, which consist of mud molded into place by the wasp's mandibles. Mud daubers are rarely aggressive and stings are very uncommon.

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