The BSF Photo Gallery – A collection of black soldier fly photos including submissions from forum members and map contributors. Return to home page

Gallery Viewing Tips
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Submitting Photos
  • Whichever method you choose for submitting photos, please include any information you would like to publish with it. This can be your real or internet name, details about the photo, and your homepage or another webpage you would like to direct attention to such as a YouTube channel.
  • You may share original photos on this page simply by copying and pasting the URL for your photo in a comment.This will automatically create a link to the photo and we will adjust it so that it shows up in your comment.
  • You may email your submission to
  • You may post your photos at our forum (registration required) either with a URL or via direct upload to the forum. LINK

To read and share comments about BSF please navigate to our forum using the icon in the upper right corner of the page.

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  1. For many years we have recycled vegetable waste in a “worm composter.” When I first started seeing soldier fly larvae in my composter I was afraid that they were out-competing my earthworms, and subsequently took steps to eliminate the maggots by hand-picking them. Likewise, I thought the adult flies were a species of wasp, even though, on close observation, I could see that certain key hymenopteran features were lacking, while key dipteran body arrangements were obvious. Somehow I learned that these were called soldier flies. I then reasoned that they were complementing, rather than simply competing with the earthworms, and I quit trying to suppress them. Now, my wife and I commonly find soldier flies trapped in our house, and we have learned to simply scoop them up into our hands and release them outdoors.

    • Hi Bob,

      I’m grateful to you for sharing your experience with black soldier fly larvae. I hope you’ll consider joining our forum to share your experiences there.