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Hermetia illucens

Hermetia illucens
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Copyright: Roberto Colino (robertcolino) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 113] (1025)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-22
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-01-13 13:29
Viewed: 1783
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The black soldier fly ( Hermetia illucens ) is a species of Diptera Stratiomyidae family native to America , but has spread throughout southern Europe , Africa , Asia and the Pacific Islands . It feeds on dung, but can also feed kitchen waste to make compost. It can be used for animal feed . Its collection is very simple , if you design the container properly collect them same to find a place to shelter just before reaching pupation

It can be combined with the compost worms . Earthworms can leverage the cellulose that flies can not digest.

These larvae are more resistant to various substances such as ammonia , alcohol and poisons from food , (limonene is toxic to lombrices).Its metabolism is very active.

La mosca soldado negra (Hermetia illucens) es una especie de díptero braquícero de la familia Stratiomyidae originaria de América, pero que se ha extendido por el sur de Europa, África, Asia e islas del Pacífico. Se alimenta del estiércol, pero puede alimentarse también de desechos de cocina para fabricar compost. Se puede utilizar para el consumo animal. Su recolección es muy sencilla, si diseña adecuadamente el contenedor se recolectan ellas misma al buscar un sitio donde cobijarse justo antes de llegar a la pupación

Se puede combinar con lombrices en la misma compostera. Se comen el alimento que no pueden comer todavía las lombrices por no estar podrido y los excrementos de las larvas sirven de alimento fácilmente digerible para la lombrices. Las lombrices pueden aprovechar la celulosa que los moscas no pueden digerir.

Estas larvas son más resistentes que las lombrices a diversas sustancias como el amoníaco, el alcohol y sustancias tóxicas de los alimentos, (el limoneno es tóxico para las lombrices). Su metabolismo es muy activo.

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2014-01-14 3:30]

Hello Roberto,
not so beautiful like colourful butterlfies, but we should comment here on the quality of
the picture and not too much on the beauty of the object.
You present the fly with high sharpness and due to f22 with a highly suitable depth of field.
Also exposure and light handling is perfect.
So ... I like this picture of an insect which is rarely shown if at all at TN.
Best wishes, Peter

Hello Roberto,
Very good capture this Fly.It's truly a good macro.We can see its good detailed body clearly.Even small hair on body is visible well.Nice natural colour with splendid light.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hello Roberto

Excellent macro of this insect, with fine POV, being framed
diagonally in the photo, it gives dynamism to the image, TFS


hallo Roberto
great sharpness and good details of this fly
the colours are beautiful to
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-01-14 12:34]

Hello Roberto,
Excellent sharp detailed macro of this fly in very beautiful natural colours. Fine diagonal composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-01-14 14:52]

Hi Roberto,a very interesting macro of this small fly,i like the great details and the special colors of the eye,very well done in a difficult location! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Roberto
Wonderful macro with great clarity, colour and composition.
Best wishes,

Ciao Roberto, great macro of lovely fly, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Roberto,

Hope you are well and nice to meet you, friend. Please also accept New Year's greetings.Yes, it is good to know you....smile. I am sorry that I missed this wonderful photo of yours earlier.I did not know this Black Soldier fly before this and i do admit that my knowledge of insects is very limited but I love insects the way I love birds so thanks for acquainting me with a new insects.The shot is clean and wonderfully focused. Thanks for sharing, take care,

warm regards/Abid

Hello Roberto
Interesting species and nice photo with wonderful lighting and impressive sharpness.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-01-30 19:49]

Hello Roberto,
What an awesome close-up image of this Black Soldier Fly. The focus is tac sharp allowing us to view it in super fine detail. The colors of it's eye is so neat!!
I see your notes state that it is native to the US. but I have never seen one to my knowledge before. Great work!!

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