2017 | United States | Documentary,Experimental,Music Video,Lab Footage

Sex On The Fly

  • 3 mins
  • Director | Jon Massey

Male animals perform a variety of courtship behaviors to attempt to lure females to mate with them. Fly species in the genus Drosophila often use their wings to sing species-specific songs or perform wing displays to convince females to copulate. Here, Drosophila elegans males dance in front of choosy females who often refuse their advance...As the music transitions, we see Drosophila gunungcola males (close relatives of D. elegans) use their own courtship strategy. Instead of dancing, these males cut to the chase...with great success.

drosophila fruit fly courtship sex reproductive behavior female dance chase
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