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Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) Resting on Carex sp. at the edge of a dense mixed forest. Likely hanging around as we have our compost bin nearby. Geotagged,Hermetia illucens,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens)

Resting on Carex sp. at the edge of a dense mixed forest. Likely hanging around as we have our compost bin nearby.

    comments (10)

  1. Gorgeous eyes! Posted 13 days ago
    1. Same! Whoa. Posted 13 days ago
      1. Thank you! Posted 13 days ago
    2. Thank you! I thought it was pretty cool! Posted 13 days ago
  2. Great macro Lisa. Posted 13 days ago
    1. Thank you, Paul! Posted 13 days ago
  3. Fantastic photo Lisa - not just the eyes, but sharpness all over. Excellent image of the species!
    Cheers, Arp
    Posted 12 days ago
    1. Aww! I really appreciate it, Arp! <3 Posted 12 days ago
  4. Superb, detailed macro Lisa. We have these here in Australia now as well - its eyes were what intrigued me also (see my image top right as species ID). Posted 12 days ago
    1. Thank you, Ruth! And your shot is so perfect! Posted 11 days ago

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''Hermetia illucens'', the black soldier fly, is a common and widespread fly of the family Stratiomyidae.

Similar species: True Flies
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded May 22, 2020. Captured May 21, 2020 10:20 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/25.0
  • 1/49s
  • ISO640
  • 100mm