I am working on a text that includes a section on insect pests and wood. The text is written but I don’t have any suitable images of some of the insects I’ve described. Termites insects I’m seeking images of, and I have tried contacting the owners of images I’ve found on the internet but, so far, without success in seeking permission to use any of those images. Termites are not native to the UK where I live, so I can’t even go seeking them out with my camera to hand.
I wonder if anyone out there has any suitable images they would be willing to let me use what’s called ‘non-exclusively’? I would of course credit the photographer and mention their help in the acknowledgement section of my manuscript which is intended for publication and sale.
The termites, and perhaps examples of the damage they cause, that I’m hoping to find images of are:
- Subterranean termites, eg Formosan or examples of Reticulitermes, most likely found around the US Gulf coast.
- Drywood termites, eg West Indian drywood termite (Cryptotermes primus).
- Dampwood Termites, eg Neotermes castaneus, one of the Florida dampwood species.
I also would be very happy to find out that somebody has high quality photographs of carpenter bees and/or carpenter wasps that they would be happy to let me use.
I do realise that my request may not result in anything suitable coming along as the subject is a bit out of the way for a furniture making forum, but I thought I’d ask anyway; you just never know who might look in here and happen to have exactly what I’m looking for, and I will be very happy if my difficulty could be resolved. Slainte.