Birth of a parasite

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A young adult Comperia merceti, a parasitoid wasp in the family Encyrtidae, emerges from the egg case of its cockroach host.

photo details: Canon MP-E 65mm 1-5x macro lens on a Canon EOS 20D

ISO 100, f/11, 1/200 sec, flash diffused through tracing paper

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