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1 July 2012 Small Size No Protection for Acrobat Ants: World's Smallest Fly is a Parasitic Phorid (Diptera: Phoridae)
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A new species of phorid fly, Euryplatea nanaknihali (Diptera: Phoridae), is described from Thailand. This is the first Oriental Region record for this genus; it is otherwise known only from the type species from Africa, where it parasitizes ants of the genus Crematogaster Lund. The new species is probably capable of parasitizing the smallest host Crematogaster (Formicidae) ants in its range. At 0.40 mm in body length, it is the smallest known fly in the world.

© 2012 Entomological Society of America
Brian V. Brown "Small Size No Protection for Acrobat Ants: World's Smallest Fly is a Parasitic Phorid (Diptera: Phoridae)," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 105(4), 550-554, (1 July 2012). https://doi.org/10.1603/AN12011
Received: 23 January 2012; Accepted: 1 April 2012; Published: 1 July 2012
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