• Sheet weaver spider with a parasitic wasp larva on the abdomen

    Date:8 May 2014 Tags:, , , , , ,

    Magnified five times, this image of a sheet weaver spider (Pityohyphantes phrygianus) with a parasitic wasp larva on the abdomen – taken by Mr Geir Drange of Asker, Norway – was awarded 16th place in the Nikon Small World 2013 competition.

    Technique: Reflected Light, Focus Stacking

    Credit: Mr Geir Drange | Nikon Small World

    Small World is regarded as a leading showcase for the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. For 39 years, Nikon has rewarded the world’s best photomicrographers, acknowledging their critically important scientific contributions to life sciences, bio-research and materials science.