Portrait of the emerald cockroach wasp or jewel wasp (Ampulex compressa). This wasp is a solitary wasp of the family Ampulicidae. It is known for its unusual reproductive behavior, which involves stinging a cockroach and using it as a host for its larvae. It thus belongs to the entomophagous parasites.
Magnification 25x at high distance to get this low magnification and a full field image. Scanned with SE and two BES detectors on unusual places.
Courtesy of Mr. Oliver Meckes , eye of science
Instrument used: Q250 SEM
Horizontal Field Width: 6mm
Vacuum: High Vac
Voltage: 7 Kv
Working Distance: 25mm
Detector: SE, BSE, BSE