Fly Fight Club.

According to Edward Kravitz of Harvard University, aggression is a nearly universal feature of social animals. Even flies and lobsters fight.

It turns out that male and female flies fight differently - and it all comes down to a single gene. If a fly has it, it fights like a boy, if not it fights like a girl (regardless of what sex it actually was).

Check out some fight sequences from flies and lobsters (set to music!) at the Kravitz' lab website: Link - via New Scientist Blogs

Login to comment.
Email This Post to a Friend
"Fly Fight Club."

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More