Clemelis pullata

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Clemelis pullata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Tachinidae
Subfamily: Exoristinae
Tribe: Goniini
Genus: Clemelis
Species: C. pullata
Binomial name
Clemelis pullata
(Meigen, 1824)
  • Tachina pullata Meigen, 1824

Clemelis pullata is a species of fly in the family Tachinidae.[1][2] This family consists of dipteran tachina flies, which are protelean parasitoids of arthropods.

This species (previously called Zenillia pullata) is said to have the world's smallest insect eggs, with dimensions of 0.027 by 0.02 mm (about 8 nanograms).[3]


  1. ^ a b Chandler, Peter J. (1998). Checklists of Insects of the British Isles (New Series) Part 1: Diptera. Handbooks for the Identification of British Insects. New Series. 12. London: Royal Entomological Society of London. pp. 1–234. ISBN 0-901546-82-8. 
  2. ^ O'Hara, James E.; Shima, Hiroshi; Zhang, Chuntian (2009). "Annotated Catalogue of the Tachinidae (Insecta: Diptera) of China" (PDF). Zootaxa. Auckland, New Zealand: Magnolia Press. 2190: 1–236. ISSN 1175-5334. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  3. ^ Varsovia E. Cevallos (May 1, 1994). Book of Insect Records Chapter 7: Smallest Eggs. University of Florida.