Anonymous: Everybody is always talking about what the LARGEST insect is, but I always wondered what the SMALLEST insect was. Probably some kind of ant.
Nope! It’s a wasp!
This is a fairy wasp next to a single-celled amoeba and paramecium, all completely to scale. The wasps have ultra-tiny, condensed cells, and their brains have to fit mostly in their bodies!
Fairy wasps use their wings not just for flying, but for paddling underwater, as they lay their own eggs inside the eggs of aquatic arthropods!
Did I already reblog this from my bug blog? I don’t remember!
Oh my fucking god that’s amazing.