What is this?
Location:  Missouri
October 11, 2010 6:13 pm
I found this inching across the floor of our shop. I work on a golf course at Lake Ozark ,MO. DO you know what it is?
Signature:  Tina

Black Soldier Fly Larva

Hi Tina,
This appears to be a Black Soldier Fly Larva,
Hermetia illucens, which you may compare to this photo on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide, the: “Larvae live in compost, dung, rotting vegetation” so if there is some manure in the vicinity for keeping the greens well fertilized, the larvae may be reproducing there.  This is a beneficial insect.

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