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black soldier fly – Hermetia illucens

black soldier fly - Hermetia illucens

Larvae of the black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens), pictured here in its adult stage, can make for an effective source of protein in animal feed. A new study in Kenya finds an improved cost-benefit ratio and return on investment for chicken farmers using fly meal compared to soybean- or fish-based feed. (Photo credit: Johnny N. Dell,

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