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Adimantus ornatissimus grasshopper

Adimantus ornatissimus grasshopper

For the first time ever, scientists have used molecular genetics to build a phylogeny—roughly akin to a family tree—for Acrididae, the largest taxonomic family of grasshoppers, offering new, more nuanced understanding of how grasshoppers have evolved. The family Acrididae comprises more than 6,700 species, including Adimantus ornatissimus. (Photo credit: Maria Marta Cigliano)

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