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Jewel wasp

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


Image Details

Instrument used: Q250 SEM

Magnification: 25x

Horizontal Field Width: 6mm

Vacuum: High Vac

Voltage: 7 Kv

Spot: 3,0

Working Distance: 25mm

Detector: SE, BSE, BSE


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Uploaded on September 17, 2018