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 LEKKING BEHAVIOR OF THE BLACK SOLDIER FLY 
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Post LEKKING BEHAVIOR OF THE BLACK SOLDIER FLY
http://www.fcla.edu/FlaEnt/fe84p729.pdf

December 2001

JEFFERY K. TOMBERLIN AND D. CRAIG SHEPPARD

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Tingle et al. (1975) described the black soldier fly mating behavior. Males were attracted to ”calling” females in the same ”resting” area and mating occurred on the ground with the male and female facing opposite directions. However, Copello (1926) noted that mating occurred during flight. We provide a description of the mating, which differs from that provided by Tingle et al. (1975), and lekking behaviors of the black soldier fly, which may be important to maintaining this natural waste management system.

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Post Re: LEKKING BEHAVIOR OF THE BLACK SOLDIER FLY
If BSF are so territorial - how have people been able to breed them in such confined spaces? I guess being a fast producing insect we could eventully domesticate them into breeding well in captivity simply by continuing to do what we are doing...


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