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Effort clarifies major branch of insect tree of life
November 26, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.The insects known as Hemiptera are not a particularly glamorous bunch. This group includes stink bugs, bed bugs, litter bugs, scale insects and aphids. Their closest relatives are thrips, bark lice and parasitic lice. But these insects together make up one of the twiggiest branches of the tree of life. A new study uses molecular data to tease out their family relationships and evolutionary history. Full Story
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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