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NEWS Alaska Science Forum In a world crawling with insects, those billions of tiny bodies fall into just 30 major descriptive groups, known as orders. That's why Derek Sikes, curator of insects at the University of Alaska Museum of the North, was disappointed with a graduate student when she failed to identify a creature that was wandering her plots on Prince of Wales Island.

Tiny, ancient life discovered in POW

UAF graduate student Jill Stockbridge holds a small tray containing Caurinus tlagu, a tiny insect roaming her study plots on Prince of Wales Island.
Photo By Ned Rozell
UAF graduate student Jill Stockbridge holds a small tray containing Caurinus tlagu, a tiny insect roaming her study plots on Prince of Wales Island.
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