07 November 2014
Vol 346, Issue 6210

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COVER A composite image of individually photographed insects illustrates a small fraction of their enigmatic diversity. Scientists from the 1KITE project used a data set of 1478 protein-coding genes from 144 insect species to provide reliable estimates on controversial dates of origin and relationships of all major insect groups. See page 763
Image: Hans Pohl, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany