copyright10 smallest insects in the world
Insects are one of the largest group of animals that contains millions of species. The insects are found in every part of the world and many of them are common such as ants and household flies.
There are the largest insects as well as the smallest. But this time we have selected the top 10 smallest insects in the world.
The fairyflies are found in the tropical and temperate regions of the Earth. They are the smallest of all the wasps’ families in the world and are also called fairy wasps.
Fairyflies belong to Chalcid wasps and their size is typically between 0.5 to 1.0 millimeters. But the smallest species in the fairy wasp family is the dicopomorpha echmepterygis. The average size of this species is around 0.139 mm – one-seventh of a millimeter. They have a wide variety of color ranges including yellow, brown, and black. The official discovery of these smallest insects goes back to 1833 when Alexander Henry Halliday – a famous entomologist – discovered them officially.