14 December 2012
Vol 338, Issue 6113

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COVER Arachnoscelis magnifica, a predaceous katydid (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae), on a leaf in the San Lorenzo forest of Panama. This attractive insect is but one of the ~25,000 arthropod species likely to live in this 6000-hectare forest, confirming the formidable diversity of arthropods, which appears to be 300 times that of mammals in tropical rainforests. See page 1481. Photo: Maurice Leponce, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences