The world’s tiniest insect that is free-living is Scydosella musawasensis, a featherwing beetle. This beetle measures 325 micrometers, or 0.325 millimeters, 0.0127 inches. Although it was described in 1999, it was only recently measured properly.

 

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Smallest Free-Living Insect Confirmed: Meet the Beetle

It’s a small world, after all. A featherwing beetle named Scydosella musawasensis has just been confirmed, with new measurements, as the world-record title holder for the smallest recorded free-living insect. That’s according to Lomonosov Moscow State …Scydosella musawasensis: World’s TiniestBeetle Lives in ColombiaSci-News.comall 2 news articles »

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