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  Sex-specific differences in the chasing behaviour of houseflies (Musca)

Wehrhahn, C. (1979). Sex-specific differences in the chasing behaviour of houseflies (Musca). Biological Cybernetics, 32(4), 239-241. doi:10.1007/BF00337647.

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Wehrhahn, C1, 2, Author              
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1Former Department Information Processing in Insects, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, ou_1497801              
2Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Max Planck Society, Spemannstrasse 38, 72076 Tübingen, DE, ou_1497794              

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 Abstract: Flies were filmed simultaneously from above and from the side. Their flight tracks were analyzed frame by frame. Male and female flies were found to chase other flies. But female chases are brief and poorly controlled as compared to male chases. Female flies use the lower frontal part of their visual field for tracking other flies. Male flies use the upper frontal part of their visual field for that purpose. Male flies are capable of controlling their forward velocity roughly proportional to the distance to their target. Implications for the function of recently found sexdimorph visual interneurones are discussed.

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 Dates: 1979-05
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1007/BF00337647
BibTex Citekey: 1420
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Title: Biological Cybernetics
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Publ. Info: Berlin : Springer
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 32 (4) Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 239 - 241 Identifier: ISSN: 0340-1200
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/954927549307