| Euryplatea nanaknihali|
Due to its small size, the viscosity of air is problematic for the insect, and even the smallest air currents are a large problem. Scientists expressed amazement that such a tiny animal could still have all the organs of a normal insect.
The species was found in a number of national parks in Thailand. Brown named the fly after Nanak Nihal Weiss, a thirteen-year-old interested in insects who frequents the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County with his father.
- Brown, B.V. 2012: 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. doi:10.1603/AN12011
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- Black, Debra (July 9, 2012). "World's tiniest fly discovered by former Torontonian". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on January 4, 2014. Retrieved January 4, 2014.
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