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Attractive female flies harmed by male sexual attention

Academics / General Science : Science Daily

Too much male sexual attention harms attractive females, according to a new study on fruit flies. The study showed that male harassment of females hampered the species' ability to adapt to new environmental conditions.

The 'in-law effect': Male fruit flies sleep around but females keep it in the family

Academics / General Science : Science Daily

A study of mating preferences in fruit flies (Drosophila) has found that males and females respond to the sexual familiarity of potential mates in fundamentally different ways. While male fruit flies preferred to court an unknown fe...

Male extinction prevented by promiscuous females

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

LIVERPOOL, UK – 2 April 2014: Female fruit flies with a large number of sexual partners are playing an invaluable role in preventing the extinction of males, research at the University of Liverpool has shown. Scientists have found t...

brain circuit in fruit fly that detects anti-aphrodisiac uncovered

Academics / General Science : Science Daily

New research has identified the neural circuit in the brain of the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) that is responsible for detecting a taste pheromone, which controls the decision of male flies to mate with females.

European dung-fly females all aflutter for large males

Academics / General Science : Science Daily

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...


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