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