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Post BSF Distribution in Europe
A northernmost European record of the alien black soldier fly Hermetia illucens (Linnaeus, 1758) (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)
Jindřich Roháček & Martin Hora


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They found BSF on a farm in the Czech Republic, at 50° North, no less. :D
We know from this forum that they're also found in Israel.


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Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:24 pm
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Post Re: BSF Distribution in Europe
From the link posted by PeteB

Citation Information: Casopis slezskeho zemskeho muzea (A). Volume 62, Issue 2, Pages 101–106, ISSN (Print) 1211-3026, DOI: 10.2478/cszma-2013-0011, December 2013

Published Online: 2013-12-13

Abstract

The black soldier fly Hermetia illucens (Linnaeus, 1758) is recorded from Bohumín in Czech Silesia (Czech Republic). This finding represents not only the first record from the Czech Republic but also the northernmost occurrence (at 49°55'N) of this species in Europe. H. illucens is a non-indigenous fly in Europe that was introduced from the New World and is now distributed in the tropical and subtropical regions all over the world. The first Czech record is documented in detail and the causalities of the occurrence of H. illucens at so high a latitude is discussed. An updated distribution of the species in Europe is mapped.

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Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:36 pm
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Post Re: BSF Distribution in Europe
I like this conclusion taken from the paper:

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... the propagation of black soldier flies at such a high latitude demonstrates again that H. illucens is an extremely temperature- and habitat-tolerant animal which has great potential to inhabit new territories at more northern situations than it has formerly been presumed.


BSF - coming to the higher latitudes :)

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