New species: The world's smallest fly

Print E-mail
Culture & Science - Ecology and Environment
Tuesday, 03 July 2012 09:15

New species : The world's smallest fly. have discovered in Thailand, the smallest midge has been known until now.

The tiny insect belongs to the Forida fly especide Thailand, and was given the name Euryplatea nanaknihali.

This new species of fly, has a size 15 times smaller than the common housefly and 5 times smaller than the fruit fly because it reaches only 0.4 millimeters.

The family to which it belongs, known as Phoridae, has a rare ability: to decapitate ants. Eggs are laid on the body of the ant and the larvae feed on birth head until they get your total decapitation.

Being so small the new fly, they think it can be used to decapitate ants small, as their older sisters are already used in the beheading of fire ants of the southern United States.

Hopefully it will not escape from the hands of this fly expansion to control other pests, and to let the new flies into place, without altering other ecosystems.