Wasp laying egg

Wasp laying egg

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Caption: Wasp laying egg. Macrophotograph of a female parasitic wasp (Muscidifurax zoraptor) laying an egg in a housefly pupa with its ovipositor. Once the wasp larva hatches, it will feed on the housefly larva. As it kills disease-causing and crop-damaging species, this wasp is regarded as a beneficial insect. Magnification: x5 at 35mm size.

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Keywords: animal, animals, beneficial, biological control, biology, female, housefly pupa, insect, insecta, insects, invertebrate, invertebrates, laying egg, macrophotograph, muscidifurax zoraptor, nature, ovipositor, parasite, parasitic, wasp, wildlife, zoology

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