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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 2 months ago
    1. Same! Whoa. Posted 2 months ago
      1. Thank you! Posted 2 months ago
    2. Thank you! I thought it was pretty cool! Posted 2 months ago
  2. Great macro Lisa. Posted 2 months ago
    1. Thank you, Paul! Posted 2 months ago
  3. Fantastic photo Lisa - not just the eyes, but sharpness all over. Excellent image of the species!
    Cheers, Arp
    Posted 2 months ago
    1. Aww! I really appreciate it, Arp! <3 Posted 2 months 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 2 months ago
    1. Thank you, Ruth! And your shot is so perfect! Posted 2 months 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