The Visual Responsiveness of the Tsetse Fly, Glossina Morsitans to Moving Objects: The Effects of Hunger, Sex, Host Odour and Stimulus Characteristics.

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1969
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Brady, J.
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Tsetse flies successfully exploit seemingly precarious habitats in Africa at extremely low population densities. They possess no sex pheromones (dean, et al., 1969 and there may be less than 20 Males per square kilometer (Glasgow, 1963: 192), yet all post general Females are found to be fertilized (vander plank, 1947). One means by which several species ensure sexual encounters under these circumstances Involves a unique behavioral system known to field entomologists as the "following swarm.
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