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Male or female? In flies, some cells can't tell

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (5 years ago)

An experienced fruit fly researcher can tell at a glance whether the fly she is observing is male or female; a distinct pigmentation pattern on a fly's body (a type of bristle found only on the legs of males) and differences in the ... Read Post

Can't Compete On Dung? Try Mating On Apple Pomace

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (5 years ago)

In the mating world of yellow dung flies, large, males almost always get the girl. However, a new study suggests that smaller males rule if presented with an opportunity to woo females when they are not hanging out on cow dung. Smal... Read Post

European dung-fly females all aflutter for large males

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

European dung fly females prefer large males, making them the driving selective force behind the rare phenomenon in insects of large males and small females. This is what evolutionary ecologists discovered when they compared North A... Read Post


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