Page Banner

United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Image Number D018-1

Manual montage image (a technique pioneered by Klaus Bolte© of Canada) of a Balcha sp. wasp, a potentially beneficial insect that attacks the ash borer. To create this image, the wasp specimen was dissected-legs, antennae, wings, and other body parts separated-then the parts were digitally captured and reassembled in Photoshop. This technique allows exquisite detail to be shown.

Photo by Klaus Bolte©

For a high-resolution image, contact Klaus Bolte at
For further information, media sources may contact the ARS Photo Unit (

Please visit our Image Gallery

Last Modified: 8/13/2016
Footer Content Back to Top of Page