mass provisioning
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Social behavior of solitary bees and wasps by storing cells with sufficient food to satisfy their developing offspring and closing them down before the eggs hatch; see progressive provisioning.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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