Definition of potter wasp in English:

potter wasp


  • A solitary wasp which builds a flask-shaped nest of mud into which it seals an egg and a supply of food for the larva.

    Genus Eumenes, family Eumenidae: many species

    • ‘These Potter Wasps look similar to other species of Mud-Dauber Wasps that we found but they build mud nests with a different shape.’
    • ‘In answer to the implied question, potter wasp females stock these pots with paralyzed caterpillars.’
    • ‘Potter wasp egg chambers look like tiny, rough-thrown pots about half an inch wide.’