Black soldier fly: towards the circular economy in animal production

Black soldier is a common and worldwide-spread fly, which can be found in several parts of the world including Australia. Its importance has increased during the past few years, as it appears as an efficient way to reduce the volume of human and animal-generated organic waste, turning animal production into circular economies.


Black soldier fly larvae can reduce the volume of waste up to 79 percent of its original volume and also appears as a good alternative source of high-quality protein and fat, suitable for animal and human consumption when raised on suitable feedstock. After black soldier fly larvae have consumed as much waste as they can, a substrate consistent of unconsumed feed, insect faecal waste and parts of their exoskeleton shed during moulting – referred as exuvia – remains.


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