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Definition: Wasp fly
, n. [OE. waspe, AS. w[ae]ps, w[ae]fs; akin to D.
wesp, G. wespe, OHG. wafsa, wefsa, Lith. vapsa gadfly, Russ.
osa wasp, L. vespa, and perhaps to E. weave.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of stinging hymenopterous
insects, esp. any of the numerous species of the genus
, which includes the true, or social, wasps, some of
which are called yellow jackets
Note: The social wasps make a complex series of combs, of a
substance like stiff paper, often of large size, and
protect them by a paperlike covering. The larv[ae] are
reared in the cells of the combs, and eat insects and
insect larv[ae] brought to them by the adults, but the
latter feed mainly on the honey and pollen of flowers,
and on the sweet juices of fruit. See Illust. in
, any one of numerous species of solitary wasps
that make their nests in burrows which they dig in the
ground, as the sand wasps. See Sand wasp
, under Sand
. See under Mud
. See under Potter
, a species of fly resembling a wasp, but without a