A family tree of the world's insects

November 7, 2014 6:45 AM

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A family tree of the world's insects

Washington - They pollinate our flowers, vegetables and fruit. They spread deadly diseases. They flash in the summer night. They bore into the wood in our homes. And they serve as supper for birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals - including people.

Insects are seemingly everywhere, and scientists have been striving to better grasp their history on Earth.

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