Review on black soldier flies with INSECT DOCTORS PI's as co-authors

Published on
June 10, 2020
Black soldier flies  (Hermetia illucens L., Diptera: Stratiomyidae) are produced because their larvae are very effective in transforming low-grade food waste into valuable proteins and fat. The upscaling of production facilities is likely to bring risks for the health status of these flies. In this review, the known entomopathogens of Diptera, especially BSF, and their potential risks for causing disease in these insects are summarized. The authors are from Protix BV, the Netherlands, Wageningen Bioveterinary Research and the University of Copenhagen.