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New Insect Discoveries: Forcepfly With Terrifying Genital Pincers and Tinkerbella, the Minute Fairyfly

Tinkerbella nana Austromerope brasiliensis

A new species of forcepfly with enormous genital pincers has been discovered in Brazil, bringing the total number of known species in this family to three. Plus a tiny fairyfly named Tinkerbella nana has been found in Costa Rica, and at  250 μm long, it’s invisible to the naked eye, and one of the smallest insects [...]

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