[ wˈɒtə͡ld], [ wˈɒtəld], [ w_ˈɒ_t_əl_d]
How to use "Wattled" in context?
There are numerous types of Wattled bugs, but all belong to the family Coreidae. Wasplike in appearance, these bugs are parasites of other insects. The males use their elongated, stinging abdomen to inject a paralyzing neurotoxin into the body of their unsuspecting victim. The bugs then feed off the paralyzed host, who usually dies from the injuries.
There are about 100 species of Wattled bugs in the world, many of which are found in North America.
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