Black soldier fly(BSF)

BSF Larvae




~22.225 mm or 7/8 inch

27 - 30 mm

Larval width approx 6 mm

BSF larvae from other maggots

stinger or proboscis



Generally present in house fly

BSF from other flies

flying capabilities

Lazy or improper flyer


Unlike other variety of flies

BSF from other flies

Wings count

only one pair of wing


Wasp contains two pairs

BSF from wasp

Colour of legs

Pale yellow or whitish towards extreme ends


Non-Inherent for other flies

BSF from other flies

Colour of abdomen

Reddish and bronze


Male poses bronze abdomen while female poses reddish

Male BSF from Female BSF

Subjected to geographical location