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Harmful? - Hermetia illucens

Harmful? - Hermetia illucens
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
May 12, 2012
Size: 0.5 in.
Curious if this is harmful to people or gardens. This may be the same species as another I posted a minute ago, but there are some differences.

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Nope beneficial. They help re
Nope beneficial. They help recycling your compost, and in fact they are commercially reared to transform organic waste into maggots (=protein) and then used as animal food, so they do not have to catch tons of fish to make them into animal food... so this fly could help us getting rid of our garbage AND save the ocean fishes!

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