Quercus lobata http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/736/all en Oak Wasp Galls http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/oak-wasp-galls <p>Let me&nbsp;introduce you to a tiny parasitic wasp that&nbsp;makes a unique nursery for&nbsp;its offspring.&nbsp;Meet the Oak Gall Wasp:</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/gall_wasp.jpg" /></p> <p>To construct her nursery, female Oak Gall Wasps employ a not-so-subtle subterfuge. Instead of woking to find and construct a nest of&nbsp;her own, the wasp&nbsp;turns to the mighty oak and bends it to her will!</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/oak-wasp-galls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/oak-wasp-galls#comments gall gall wasp galls oak apple oak apple gall Quercus lobata Valley Oak Blog Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:24:03 +0000 Lila Higgins 827 at http://www.nhm.org/nature