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  • noun Plural form of yellowjacket.

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Examples

  • The females of various species of solitary wasp ‘solitary’ because they don’t live socially in large nests like the familiar autumn pests, called yellowjackets by Americans capture spiders, sting them to paralyse them, and lay their eggs on them as a living food supply for their larvae.

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  • The females of various species of solitary wasp ‘solitary’ because they don’t live socially in large nests like the familiar autumn pests, called yellowjackets by Americans capture spiders, sting them to paralyse them, and lay their eggs on them as a living food supply for their larvae.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • A lot of this is concealed in slits in the turf and "yellowjackets," which are the yellow and black rubber conduits that protect cables as they cross roads and other hard surfaces.

    SI.com

  • Let's not forget about the nice yellowjackets that go along with the heat, stench, and stickiness!

    For bottle return mess, a new idea (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Everything — even the yellowjackets who buzzed above our heaping plates of pad thai — alluring beyond any of the gods we were raised on.

    Adult Summer Sex Camp

  • It's like a picnic over there -- with yellowjackets.

    Andy Revkin, out in the cold

  • It's like a picnic over there -- with yellowjackets.

    Andy Revkin, out in the cold

  • Are the hummingbirds really observant enough to realize that the yellowjackets are stealing their sugar water?

    Archilochus colubris - The Panda's Thumb

  • Do yellowjackets compete with hummingbirds for flower nectar?

    Archilochus colubris - The Panda's Thumb

  • If not, then how do the hummingbirds know that the yellowjackets are competition for the feeder?

    Archilochus colubris - The Panda's Thumb

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