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black soldier fly larva - Hermetia illucens

black soldier fly larva - Hermetia illucens
near Hemet, California, USA
August 30, 2003
approx. 2 cm

found in a composter

Adults have two transparent "windows" at the proximal end of the abdomen, and are sometimes called "window flies."

Ref: C.L. Hogue, Insects of the Los Angeles Basin, 1992