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Behavior of flys

Becky Talyn Becky at umesci.maine.edu
Thu May 20 12:22:34 EST 1999


Males do court other males, but usually only briefly.  The male being
courted usually flicks his wings in a male-specific manner, and the courting
male quickly realizes that he is an inappropriate target.  There is a mutant
stock called fruitless, the males of which both court other (normal) males
and are courted by normal males.  According to some reports, normal males
can also be induced to court each other by playing artificial songs.

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> From: 	bustarhmes at aol.com[SMTP:bustarhmes at aol.com]
> Sent: 	Monday, May 17, 1999 8:07 PM
> To: 	dros at net.bio.net
> Subject: 	Behavior of flys
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> will males show courtship when they are isolated with other males......???
> please email me at bustarhmes at aol.com if you have information
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