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Nematodes and Their Symbiotic Bacteria Friends & Co.

Above: A termite with nematodes (indicated by the blue arrow) on its head.

Above: Two pictures of bacteria harboring nematodes.

Left: A wax moth caterpillar, one of the types of insects affected, is brick red as a result of pigments produced by the bacteria. Right: These dead caterpilliars glow from light produced by the bacteria in their circulatory systems.

Above: Bacteria that live symbiotically in the intestines of nematodes produce chemicals that can kill many insects.