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termite specimen images

termite specimen images

A team of researchers in Taiwan has developed software driven by machine learning to accurately identify specimens—both soldiers and workers—of four different termite species. Their goal is to enable smartphone app termite ID for pest management pros and adapt the software’s use to additional species. Shown here are the four species, with both soldier and worker castes, used for training the identification program. (Image originally published in Huang et al 2021, Journal of Economic Entomology)

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