Subject: What bug is this?
Geographic location of the bug: Mid Atlantic. Southern Delaware by the ocean
Time: 11:20 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: I brought my red worm composting operation in doors because of the super cold temperatures. I am sure these bugs hatched in the worm bin. I have seen at least a dozen of them in the house. I looked in the worm bin and there were several in the bin. If the picture is not adequate I probably can get a better one.
Thanks for all your efforts!
How you want your letter signed: David Elder
This Black Soldier Fly, Hermettia illucens, also called a Window Fly because of the transparent areas on the abdomen, is perfectly harmless. Its larvae have no doubt been living in your compost pile and the warm conditions indoors probably hastened the maturing process.
Thanks so much DAN da Man!