Mymaridae

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Mymaridae

an order comprising the fairy flies (HYMENOPTERA), the smallest known insects. They are related to chalcid wasps and are exclusively egg parasites.
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According to the researchers of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's (ESF) International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE), the list includes a quartet of tiny newcomers to science: a miniscule skeleton shrimp from Santa Catalina Island in California, a single-celled protist that does a credible imitation of a sponge, a clean room microbe that could be a hazard during space travel and a teensy fringed fairyfly named Tinkerbell.
NO, the Tinkerbell Fairyfly has nothing to do with Peter Pan.
The smallest animal in the world, which is also the smallest insect in the world (to be discovered so far, that is) is the megaphragma caribea, otherwise known as a fairyfly.