View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:27 pm



Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
 BSF Sightseen at Montevideo, Uruguay 
Author Message

Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:56 am
Posts: 10
Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Post BSF Sightseen at Montevideo, Uruguay
Location - Barrio Atahualpa/Prado, Montevideo, Uruguay

Elevation - Unknown

Photographic evidence - https://www.pinterest.com/karla_stenger/black-soldier-fly/

The range of dates that BSF adults are observed. - I can testify that past year about the same date and weather another BSF was attracted to my kitchen to lay eggs. I could capture them and they went through the whole larvae -> fly process captive (altough some escaped). But these flies emerged in spring, sadly under captive conditions I was unable to get a new bread.

Date & Time: jan 30th, 13:00hs
Weather conditions: weather service measured 33°/23° C and very high humidity (previous five days: jan 22 31°/19°, jan 23 27°/21°, jan 24 32°/19°, jan 25 22°/18°, jan 26 21°/18°, jan 27 23°/15°, jan 28 27°/15°)

Observed behavior: Attracted likely by the smell of Pineapple and Mango scraps in the kitchen bin to lay eggs. I captured her and put a few of these scraps in the container she was held. she was laying her eggs in less than 30 minutes (she liked the cardboard for containing her eggs). After doing so she got very nervous trying to escape, so I decided to release her back.

I hope this is enough to contribute to thie project, last year I wasn't ready to take pictures, etc., and now that I already went through the whole process once I feel more confident to make a followup :-)


Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:37 pm
Profile Send private message
Global Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:59 pm
Posts: 2571
Location: Alberta Canada
Post Re: BSF Sightseen at Montevideo, Uruguay
Thanks kstenger. Unfortunately I'm not able to access your photos. Please see How To Add Videos and Pictures To Your Posts(link) and attach copies to a post here or you can email them to blacksoldierflymappingproject@gmail.com

_________________
BorealWormer

I Believe The Black Soldier Fly Has The Potential To Be A Beneficial Insect Second Only To Pollinating Bees


Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:08 pm
Profile Send private message WWW

Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:56 am
Posts: 10
Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Post Re: BSF Sightseen at Montevideo, Uruguay
Thanks for the heads up BorealWormer.
Here go the pictures attached. I hope they are not too big.

Attachment:
File comment: BSF laying eggs
BSF-ene-2017-0.jpeg
BSF-ene-2017-0.jpeg [ 167.63 KiB | Viewed 1239 times ]

Attachment:
BSF-ene-2017-1.jpeg
BSF-ene-2017-1.jpeg [ 253.75 KiB | Viewed 1239 times ]

Sadly I couldn't get a better closeup of her laying her eggs

Attachment:
BSF-ene-2017-2.jpeg
BSF-ene-2017-2.jpeg [ 106.38 KiB | Viewed 1239 times ]

Attachment:
BSF-ene-2017-4.jpeg
BSF-ene-2017-4.jpeg [ 122.04 KiB | Viewed 1239 times ]

Attachment:
BSF-ene-2017-5.jpeg
BSF-ene-2017-5.jpeg [ 120.86 KiB | Viewed 1239 times ]

Attachment:
BSF-ene-2017-6.jpeg
BSF-ene-2017-6.jpeg [ 97.24 KiB | Viewed 1239 times ]


The eggs are still waiting to hatch, hopefully tommorrow or the they after :D


Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:09 pm
Profile Send private message
Global Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:59 pm
Posts: 2571
Location: Alberta Canada
Post Re: BSF Sightseen at Montevideo, Uruguay
Thanks and the pictures are not to big. Your siting will be added to the map shortly.

Attachment:
File comment: Rotated and cropped for map info window
kstenger.jpg
kstenger.jpg [ 106.72 KiB | Viewed 1232 times ]

_________________
BorealWormer

I Believe The Black Soldier Fly Has The Potential To Be A Beneficial Insect Second Only To Pollinating Bees


Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:46 pm
Profile Send private message WWW
Global Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:59 pm
Posts: 2571
Location: Alberta Canada
Post Re: BSF Sightseen at Montevideo, Uruguay
You're on the map (link). Co-ordinates from Google were used so please check the map and let me know if it needs adjustment.

We're also interested in any future seasonal data you can provide. The flies are most active in warm weather but we would like to get more definite data on their active season. Dates of first sighting in the spring and last in the fall would be ideal and can be posted here.

_________________
BorealWormer

I Believe The Black Soldier Fly Has The Potential To Be A Beneficial Insect Second Only To Pollinating Bees


Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:36 pm
Profile Send private message WWW

Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:56 am
Posts: 10
Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Post Re: BSF Sightseen at Montevideo, Uruguay
Thanks for all BW.
I forgot to mention you can add my name and email on the map:
Karla Stenger
karla.stenger (at) gmail.com


Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:38 pm
Profile Send private message

Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:56 am
Posts: 10
Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Post Re: BSF Sightseen at Montevideo, Uruguay
Oh maybe I got too late with the contact details, nevermind if it's too complicate.
The coordinates on the map are more accurate than what I was expecting :-)

Sure, I am already alert for more BSF, I'll post here if I find any.


Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:42 pm
Profile Send private message
Global Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:59 pm
Posts: 2571
Location: Alberta Canada
Post Re: BSF Sightseen at Montevideo, Uruguay
kstenger wrote:
...Karla Stenger
karla.stenger (at) gmail.com

Added :D Glad to hear the location on the map is good.

_________________
BorealWormer

I Believe The Black Soldier Fly Has The Potential To Be A Beneficial Insect Second Only To Pollinating Bees


Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:48 pm
Profile Send private message WWW

Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:56 am
Posts: 10
Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Post Re: BSF Sightseen at Montevideo, Uruguay
Hello,
I want to share with you a very strange fly I found today. It definitely seems like it is from the same family as the BSF.
I'd like your feedback on what you think it could be the exact species.

The wings look just like BSF.
The belly is yellow with 3 black diamond-shaped spots as a "belly button".
The top of the tail has a strange pattern that makes it look as it has yellow stripes, but the topmost ones are slightly cut in the middle.
Over the wings, his/her back is a very dark green which reflects light.
And in between her eyes there's a quite large yellow area.

I place some of the pictures here, the rest are available on my pinterest board https://www.pinterest.com/karla_stenger/black-soldier-fly/

It's been a long storm the last week, until yesterday, the weather was not too cold, from about 12 to 20 C. Yesterday and today were quite shiny, until a few minutes ago when it started a hard rain back again.

I hoped the fly was looking for some place to lay eggs, but it was not, her belly looks full of yellow-greenish liquid (it's not possible to appreciate it in the pictures, but the top half of the belly is transparent just like BSF). So it did not lay any eggs, but it did sip a lot from the rests of some chocolate that was left on the plastic I used to hold it and water I sprayed, and it did pee around a lot! :lol:

Since it doesn't seem to be a pregnant female (I can't even tell if it's a female) I'll just free it as soon as it stops rainning, hopefully tomorrow :-)
I even wonder if I raised it myself it but I haven't found any empty skull yet. Warm season starts in about 20 days. Can't wait for the first BSF to hatch :-D


Attachments:
File comment: Doesn't it look as a tipical BSF? :-) It's beautiful indeed.
82510.jpg
82510.jpg [ 51.54 KiB | Viewed 230 times ]
File comment: Belly, shot 2
82346.jpg
82346.jpg [ 24.32 KiB | Viewed 230 times ]
File comment: Belly, shot 1
82222.jpg
82222.jpg [ 43.72 KiB | Viewed 230 times ]
File comment: Look at that deep green colour reflecting the flash!
82058.jpg
82058.jpg [ 35.78 KiB | Viewed 230 times ]
File comment: Pattern in the back
81839.jpg
81839.jpg [ 59.5 KiB | Viewed 230 times ]
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:06 pm
Profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 9 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.