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Black soldier fly

Hermetia illucens


This medium-sized fly is a mimic fly and has a black body, with metallic reflections. The head is wide, with very developed eyes. The antennae are about twice the length of the head. The legs are black with whitish tarsi.


Abandoned subdivision where the streets are already started to be overgrown by bushes and other plants.


Photo: Arne Røysland

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arne.roysland a month ago

Thanks to all for the nomination of this spotting.

Maria dB
Maria dB a month ago

great close-up, especially showing the eyes

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Cavite, Philippines

Lat: 14.43, Long: 120.92

Spotted on Dec 30, 2019
Submitted on Jan 23, 2020

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