Gall Wasps

knots on a tree limb cause by wasps
The knots on this oak tree are caused by a tiny wasp.

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director

Mothers want what is best for their offspring. Surprisingly, one of the greatest mothers of all may be the tiny wasp, Callirhytis. Often mistaken as a fly, the gall wasp provides her young with all of the food and comfort any loving mother would give. Strange as they may be, the galls found on oak trees are a source of shelter and sustenance for baby wasps. Read the full article here!


Posted: March 18, 2015

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Bugs, Environment, Extension, Florida, Gall Wasp, Garden, Gardening, General Information, Growing, Insect, Knots, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Oak, Species, Trees, Wakulla, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension, Wasps

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