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black soldier fly

Hermetia illucens


This species is a common and widespread (including Papua) fly of the family Stratiomyidae, whose larvae are common detritivores in compost heaps.


Spotted in a large semi-urban yard/garden adjacent to a disturbed remnant patch of forest. There is a large compost heap present in the yard 4 meters from this spotting.

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Scott Frazier
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Scott Frazier


Spotted on Oct 30, 2011
Submitted on Oct 30, 2011

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