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wasp in Insects topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwaspwasp /wɒsp $ wɑːsp, wɒːsp/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 HBIa thin black and yellow flying insect that can sting you
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waspIt looks like a slightly small-sized cross between a bee and a wasp, but with a longer drooping tail.The other three cocoons also had been parasitized by a wasp that must have laid her eggs into the caterpillar.Adult wasps must have escaped out the trapdoor at the top of the cocoon where the strap attaches.Gravid female fig wasps enter figs, lay eggs and die.Through it all the words dance like butterflies and dart like wasps.The chapter on wasps describes a recent renewal of interest following theoretical work.