gall wasp :
- n small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants
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- Tiny insect menace chokes trees across Cape Cod
DENNIS, Mass. — A minuscule menace is buried in the gnarled, deformed limbs of black oak trees across Cape Cod, slowly choking them to death. Its common name — the crypt gall wasp — is like something out of a horror movie, but for property owners, the evil it wreaks is all too real. Hordes of the tiny wasps deposit their eggs in the trees' new spring growth. The larvae grow inside the wood and ...
Oct. 20, 2013 - Boston Herald