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Some of the arthropod species found on the alder (Alnus hirsuta) trees. Photos taken by Shunsuke Utsumi.

Predicting an insect community structure based on genomic variation

For the most part, spatial and transient variables influence how groups of creatures are molded in an environment. Understanding the structure of related groups...
When insects such as this Meganeura monyi developed wings roughly 325 million years ago, the insect population exploded, Stanford researchers found. (Image credit: Alexandre Albore, Wikimedia Commons)

Insects took off when they evolved wings

The development of wings not just enabled old insects to leave noticeably the primary animals on Earth to take to the skies, yet in...