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''Wasp'' with bipectinate antennae and two flight wings, dorsal - Ripiphorus rex - male

''Wasp'' with bipectinate antennae and two flight wings, dorsal - Ripiphorus rex - Male
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
April 28, 2012
Size: 7.9 mm (sans antennae)
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This image is derived from a stack of 118 images with a 113 µm step taken with a reversed Leitz Focotar-2 50 mm F/4.5 enlarging lens set to F/5.6 + extension tube + Nikon D300 camera, and processed with CombineZP software.

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