Portraits of the Insects Among Us

A gallery of close-ups of the pests who inhabit our homes, clothes and bodies.
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Though they are known for eating wood, wood is not this insect's food. Their stomachs turn the food into a mush, which, after excretion, is used to build gardens inside their nest. A fungus which grows on the droppings is their real food.

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