Black Solder Flies

This fly isn’t the nasty house fly that we all disdane for its infamous disease carrying ability. This fly lives most its life in larvue form and when it matures and emerges with wings does not even have a mouth with which to eat. It only lives a few hours and spends its time looking for a suitable place to mate and lay eggs before dying. As a larva, it is a ravenous consumer of organic matter and can help quickly reduce a compost pile into usable castings for the soil. It makes great fish and chicken feed live or dried, and is self harvesting!