19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Microscopic image of Chrysis Ignata, a cuckoo wasp from Northern Germany

The photo is showing Chrysis Ignita, a cuckoo wasp. When I got to know that insects as amazing as this one live even here in Northern Germany I just had to hunt for the perfect image. This is the result, a true jewel of the air...

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Date Taken: 04.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Germany
Copyright: © Jan Rosenboom