ALINE SPINDOLA is a PhD student in the FLIES Facility. Aline received her BS in Biological Sciences in 2011 from the University Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil. She finished her MS in Parasitology, with an emphasis in behavioral ecology in 2015 from the University Federal of Pelotas, Brazil. Her thesis work examined the interspecific relationship between two species of blowflies, Lucilia eximia and Chrysomya albiceps (Diptera: Calliphoridae), focusing in the attractiveness and oviposion behavior of L. eximia when exposed to resource previously colonized by larvae of C. albiceps. In 2015, she got a scholarship from CAPES (Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel) institution to obtain her PhD at Texas A&M University. For her dissertation work, Aline will describe the general morphology of the male reproductive tract, as well as, the size, viability, and, motility of the sperm of the black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) as it ages. She also will assess the process of spermatogenesis in different ages of adults. Furthermore, she will evaluate the effect of different temperatures in the mating performance of this species.