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Occurrence of Black Soldier Fly Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) in Biocompost

Author Affiliations

  • 1B.N. Bandodkar College of Science, Thane, Maharashtra, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 2, Issue (4), Pages 65-66, April,2 (2013)


The macro-organisms in the compost feed upon the semi converted organic matter, enhance the composting and convert humus into cured compost. These include several arthropods particularly insects. Among these insects soldier fly Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) was observed during the study. This is the first time known record of this fly in compost in India. This paper studies the occurrence and description of the fly.


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