mud dauber

noun
any of several wasps of the family Sphecidae that build a nest of mud cells and provision it with spiders or insects.

Origin:
1855–60, Americanism

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mud dauber
 
n
See also digger wasp any of various wasps of the family Sphecidae, that construct cells of mud or clay in which they lay their eggs and store live insects as food for the developing larvae

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Every day, all day, the mud dauber brought mud and shaped its structure.
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