The black soldier fly (BSF), or Hermetia illucens, is a local beneficial insect that can be found all over North America and around the world. The adult black soldier fly does not eat, sting or bite — which means it’s not a pest or a vector for disease. All it does as an adult is mate and reproduce. The females lay eggs that hatch into larvae which naturally feed on decaying organic matter.
These larvae are sustainably grown and locally raised. They are fed pre-consumer waste such as extra vegetables from farmers, grocery stores, and food producers. The grubs are high in protein and omega-3 fats.