World's smallest fly discovered in Thailand

CREDIT: © Inna-Marie Strazhnik
Smaller than a grain of rice, the world's tiniest fly (Euryplatea nanaknihali, measuring only 0.4 mm) has been discovered in Thailand. According to the articles, these itty bitty bugs lay their eggs in the body of an ant where they develop and make their way to the head. They devour both the muscles that move the mouth of the ant as well as the brain eventually causing the head to fall off where they live and mature for another couple of weeks before emerging as adults.
 
 

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It's very small init merrrrt

>"These itty bitty bugs lay their eggs in the body of an ant where they develop and make their way to the head. They devour both the muscles that move the mouth of the ant as well as the brain eventually causing the head to fall off."

If we made this work on humans we'd have the greatest biological weapon of all time.

By Derpfish The Third (not verified) on 05 Jul 2012 #permalink