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Termite research. Male researcher studying termites (order Isoptera) feeding in the trunk of a cherry tree (Prunus sp.). Termites live in underground colonies of hundreds to thousands of individuals. The nests are found near to a source of wood, which they feed on. Termites can damage houses by feeding on timber. This researcher is from the Ste Hygiene Office, Ivry-sur-Seine, Paris, France.
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