Crawlies with Cri, Science

Crawlies with Cri: Speckled gall wasp

Speckled gall wasp (Cynips mirabilis) - Photos by Christy Solo

If you have white oak trees, and there’s a good chance you do, you’ve probably seen this week’s crawly. Meet the speckled gall wasp (Cynips mirabilis).Let’s get the “don’t panic” portion out of the way. While galls on plants and trees may look a little funky, it’s very rare for any species of gall . . .