New ‘Fairy’ Insect Is Mind-Blowingly Small

"A new species of tiny fly named after the fairy in "Peter Pan" is mind-blowingly miniscule, with delicate wings trimmed in fringe.

Tinkerbella nana is a newly discovered species of fairyfly from Costa Rica. Fairyflies are a type of chalcid wasp, and almost all are parasites, living on the eggs and larvae of other insects. It’s a gruesome way to live, but it makes fairyflies useful for farmers, who sometimes import them to control nasty pests.”

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    Evolution what are you doing evolution stahl
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    Parasites? Beautiful SEM photo? Insta-reblog! This creature is incredible and I never knew such an insect existed. But I...
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    Trust me, these wasps do exist (I work for one of the world experts on Mymaridae/Fairyflies).
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    I mean honestly, this can’t be real! Evolution, go home. You’re drunk.
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