What is this?
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?
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.