Lekking Behavior of the Black Soldier Fly (Diptera: Stratiomyidae)
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We describe the lekking behavior of the black soldier fly. If this lekking behavior at specific habitats is needed for H. illucens mating to occur, the identification and conservation of these sites near CAFOs would be important. Without these sites, we hypothesize that mating may be reduced or not occur at all, resulting in a reduction in the soldier fly population and associated benefits. We would like to thank J. Ruberson and J. Greene for their helpful comments on this manuscript.
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Tomberlin, J. K., & Sheppard, D. C.