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Fairyfly

Mymar taprobanicum

Description:

The tiny insect seen on this frog's head is a fairyfly. It was less than 1 mm long! This family includes the world's smallest known insects. They are insect egg parasitoids. I'm not sure why it was on the frog, but it didn't stay long.

Habitat:

Habitat: Resting(?) on Gray/Cope's Gray Tree Frog - Hyla sp. in a rural backyard.

Notes:

*The genus ID is pretty definite; but, while the species ID is likely, it is tentative.

No species ID suggestions

2 Comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a week ago

Thanks so much Chun! I uploaded a cropped shot - sorry for the poor quality!

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong a week ago

Awesome spot Christine! But can you upload a cropped version as well? I want to take a closer look at this amazing insect.

Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.60, Long: -73.47

Spotted on Sep 12, 2018
Submitted on Feb 11, 2019

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