Optimization of the production of black soldier flies Hermetia Illucens by controlling biological parameters in Côte d'Ivoire


  • Akpa Alexandre Moïse Akpesse University Felix Houphouët-Boigny | UFR Biosciences | Abidjan | Côte d’Ivoire | alexakpesse@gmail.com
  • Celine Nobah Epse Kacou Wodjé Ecole Normale Supérieure ENS-Abidjan | Côte d’Ivoire
  • Otchoumou Atcho Roxane Danielle University de Man | UFR Ingénierie Forestière et Environnementale |Université de Man| Côte d’Ivoire | diabdoh@yahoo.fr
  • Tenon COULIBALY Laboratoire de Biologie Animale, UFR Sciences Biologiques, Université Péléforo Gon Coulibaly, BP 1328, Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Dohouonan Diabaté University de Man | UFR Ingénierie Forestière et Environnementale |Université de Man| Côte d’Ivoire | diabdoh@yahoo.fr
  • Thérèse Appoh Perrine KISSI Université Felix Houphouët Boigny
  • Kouakou Hervé Koua Laboratory of Zoology and Animal Biology, UFR Biosciences, Félix Houphouët Boigny University of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Kouassi Philippe Kouassi University Péléforo Gon Coulibaly | UFR Sciences Biologiques | Korhogo | Côte d’Ivoire




larvae growth parameters, black soldier fly life cycle, Black soldier fly larvae


This study was conducted at the ENS vivarium located at the UFHB of Cocody in the city of Abidjan in the south of Ivory Coast, with a temperature of about 28° C and a humidity of about 70%. It aimed to study some biological parameters of the black soldier fly Hermetia illucens. For achieve this goal, it was a question of studying the different stages of development of the black soldier fly and also studying the evolution of its growth parameters. The flies were captured, kept in an aviary and observed from the fly stage to the end of the pupal stage (emergence of the first flies). Data on the duration of the different stages of development and the evolution of larval growth parameters (average weight, length, width, Fulton index, length/width ratio, survival and mortality rate of larvae) have been taken. This study revealed that the life cycle of Hermetia illucens is between 31 and 43 days, with an incubation time of eggs that lasts 2 days, a larval phase of 14 days, a pupation of 10 days and a duration of adult life of 8 days on average. In addition, this study reports a low mortality rate of larvae (3.45%), larvae much longer (19.46 mm), wider (6 mm) and plumper. 


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How to Cite

Akpesse, A. A. M. ., Wodjé, C. N. E. K., Danielle, O. A. R. ., COULIBALY, T., Diabaté, . D. ., KISSI, T. A. P., Koua, K. H. ., & Kouassi, . K. P. (2022). Optimization of the production of black soldier flies Hermetia Illucens by controlling biological parameters in Côte d’Ivoire . JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN BIOLOGY, 15, 11–19. https://doi.org/10.24297/jab.v15i.9274