Vladimir V. Gladun, Associate Professor in the Department of Zoology, Faculty of Biology, Kuban State University (350040, Russia, Stavropolskaya street, 149); e-mail:

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Gladun V.V. 2019. The first record of Hermetia illucens (Diptera, Stratiomyidae) from Russia. Nature Conservation Research 4(4): 111–113.

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Hermetia illucens has been registered in Russia for the first time. This is a species introduced to the Palearctic from America and currently distributed in tropical and subtropical regions around the world. This record is the easternmost point in the Western Palearctic. We have discussed the current global distribution of the species, and the reasons for its appearance on the Black Sea coast.


Black Sea coast, black soldier fly, dipterans, habitat, introduced species, Krasnodarsky Krai, soldier flies

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Received: 09.09.2019. Revised: 21.09.2019. Accepted: 24.09.2019.

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