Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper

Vol 07, Issue 3, 2005; Page No.(351-354)

BACTERIA ASSOCIATED WITH HERMETIA ILLUCENS. (LINAEUS) DIPTERA: STRATIOMYIDAE

A.D. BANJO, O.A. LAWAL AND 0.0. OLUSOLA

Abstract

Studies carried out on Hermetia illucens (soldier fly) showed that some bacteria are isolated which include as the Micrococcus sp, Streptococcus sp, Bacillus sp and Aerobacter aerogens were isolated which include. These micro-organisms were isolated from the gut and the external surface of the organism. These organisms affect humans in one way or the other, either consumed directly or indirectly through feeding on the animals that have consumed them. It has been shown that these soldier flies occur in the poultry litters or in dirty environments or in places where proper sanitary and hygiene are not observed. Rearing them in aseptic conditions or environments would prevent H. illucens being a carrier of these pathogenic -microbes.

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