Mating behavior is one of the most frequently studied areas of animal behavior. This is not only because of the fascinating variety of behaviors associated with mating, but because it is so closely tied to fitness--the ultimate measure of "success."
In this module, you will study the mating behavior of the walnut fly,
a small fruit fly that lays its eggs in the husks of developing walnuts.
Along the way, you will find out how the relative proportions of males
and females at a site can affect mating behavior, and how searching for
mates can be similar to foraging for food.
Eager to jump right in? Skip the intro stuff and go directly to the main story.
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