cynipid wasp cynipid wasp


  • (n) small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants



  • Garden Notes : Letting go of ailing black oaks

    As many Islanders have become aware, certain black oaks, Quercus velutina, are hosting a tiny insect that is proving to be highly destructive to numbers of these trees. The insect doing the damage is a tiny cynipid wasp, Bassettia ceropteroides.
    on October 2, 2013     Source: The Martha's Vineyard Times

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