Thursday, August 30, 2007

Tongeia minima Shou et Yuan the world's smallest butterfly

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A tiny butterfly discovered in Shaanxi Province, was recently confirmed as the world's smallest butterfly on Monday, Aug. 27, 2007. The world's smallest butterfly, named Tongeia minima Shou et Yuan [ 小玄灰蝶] has a wingspan of 12 - 17 mm. It was found by Chinese butterfly expert, Shou Jianxin in 2002.

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