Aphidius colemani wasp, SEM

Aphidius colemani wasp, SEM

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Caption: Aphidius colemani wasp. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the head of an Aphidius colemani wasp, showing its compound eyes (dark, centre left and right), antennae (top) and mouthparts (centre). This parasitic wasp lays its eggs inside aphids. It is an effective biological control of aphid populations. Magnification: x130, when printed 10 cm wide.

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