Fairy Fly, Rheinberg Illumination

Fairy Fly, Rheinberg Illumination

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Credit: M. I. Walker/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Fairy flies (Alaptus magnanimous) are minute parasitic wasps which lay their eggs in those of other insects. Early in the last century Fred Enock, an expert on this wasp family, produced some remarkable balsam mounts of them, which is shown here. Rheinberg Illumination with a Zeiss Tessovar. Stack of 5. Horizontal Field Width = 5mm

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Keywords: alaptus magnanimous minute parasitic wasps, animal, balsam mounts, chalcid wasps, fairy flies, fairy wasps, fairyflies, histology, insect, insecta, light micrograph, light microscope, lm, macro photography, micrograph, microscopy, mymaridae, optical staining, parasite, parasitic, photomicrography, rheinberg illumination, wasp

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