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About the Name Dipterra

by Terry Green on 11/13/12

Look at the beauty of the common Black Soldier fly! Life goes on at every level from the humblest of insects to humans, each with its own place in the world. Here you see two Black Soldier flies mating.


Image of mating Black Soldier flies, copyright (c) 2012, Terry Green, All rights reserved
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The female will shortly after mating lay an egg clutch of upwards of 400 to 500 eggs, starting the cycle over again for a new generation  from this single mating soon to hatch and grow off of Nature's discards. Larvae hatching from the eggs laid from this mating will mature into a new generation over a period of several weeks, consuming biodegradable wastes in the process of transforming the waste into valuable insect biomass. We can learn so much from even the humblest of living creatures on how to care for our planet if we only stop, look and learn from what these humble creatures have practiced over eons of time.

The name "Dipterra", a contraction of the name "Diptera" (in biology, from the Order of two winged true flies), and "Terra" (earth), were condensed into our name, "DipTerra", to call attention to the important role these nondisease spreading true flies contribute in sustainable recycling. We could learn something from what they do instinctively, so here's a tip of the hat to our friend, the Black Soldier fly!


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