Short Communication
Volume 6 Issue 6 - 2021
Larval Instars of Black Soldier Fly for Converting Food Waste into Livestock Feed
Vitthalrao B Khyade1,2,3*
1Sericulture Unit, Malegaon Sheti Farm, Agricultural Development Trust Baramati, Baramati, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2Head, Department of Zoology, Shardabai Pawar Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Pune, Maharashtra, India
3Dr. APIS”, Shrikrupa Residence, Teachers Society, Pune, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding Author: Vitthalrao B Khyade, Sericulture Unit, Malegaon Sheti Farm, Agricultural Development Trust Baramati, Baramati and Head, Department of Zoology, Shardabai Pawar Mahila Mahavidyalaya and Dr. APIS”, Shrikrupa Residence, Teachers Society, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
Received: April 15, 2021; Published: May 29, 2021




Black soldier fly meal is a food product, prepared through drying and pulverizing the larval instars of this insects (Hermetia illucens L.). Black soldier fly insect meal is proven to promote the assimilation of food material and animal growth. This insect meal is rich in animal protein and the vitamins. It can be used as a substitute for the costly components of fish-meals, soy-meals, and grain-meals used for the addition into the feed of livestock. The larval instars of the insect black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (L) are the best sample species for the preparation of insect meals. The larval instars of the insect black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (L) deserve efficient ability of transformation of the waste material into the products rich in the proteins. The challenge on the line of use of the larval instars of the insect black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (L) for protein rich food products lies in the human abilities in harvesting in a sustainable way to meet global demand. Until now, edible insects have been collected from nature and their potential future use as feed meal will require large-scale production. Therefore, methods to produce insect meal should be developed in a way to meet the rising demands sustainably. In addition, legislation on their production and development of food safety matters as if prime concerns.

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Citation: Vitthalrao B Khyade. “Larval Instars of Black Soldier Fly for Converting Food Waste into Livestock Feed”. EC Veterinary Science 6.6 (2021): 50-53.

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