Appendix S1 Details of the nine mark-recapture studies that have been re-analysed to assess the strength of evidence for actuarial senescence.

Appendix S2 An evaluation of the Type I error rate associated with weighted and unweighted regressions of hazard versus age.

Appendix S3 A summary of mark-recapture studies on 35 species of odonate.

Appendix S4 Accession numbers for sequences used in phylogenetic analysis.

Appendix S5 Comparison of parameter estimates from maximum likelihood and non-linear least squares.

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