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Tests for frequency-dependent mating success in the house fly

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Tests for frequency-dependent mating success indicate that the sort of minority male advantage found in manyDrosophila species is not present in the house fly. There appears to be a relationship between the presence of the minority male effect and obvious complex courtship behavior in most of the organisms that have been tested.

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Childress, D., McDonald, I.C. Tests for frequency-dependent mating success in the house fly. Behav Genet 3, 217–223 (1973). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01067598

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  • Mating Success
  • Courtship Behavior
  • Male Effect
  • Male Advantage
  • Complex Courtship