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Angry Flies May Help Explain Human Aggression

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Image of lunge and wing-threat behavior between a pair of male fruit flies.

Image of lunge and wing-threat behavior between a pair of male fruit flies. Both lunges and wing threats are characteristic aggressive behavior.

Credit: Eric Hoopfer, Caltech


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Aggressive lunge behavior between a pair of male fruit flies seen in slow motion.

Credit: Liming Wang and Michael Maire, Caltech