The Strangest Animal Mating Rituals You’ll Ever Hear About

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Fruit Flies

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Fruit flies are not just difficult to eradicate from our homes, their mating rituals are way too complex. The male fruit flies locate the females through seeing, smelling or hearing them. The females detect whether the males belong to the accurate species and sex while the males are persistent in their pursuit, eventually mating with her. Before mating, these flies go through a series of dances whereby the males make slow advances at the females, vibrating his legs on her head before the two face each other, dragging their legs from side to side. The confident males then spread their wings in an attempt to twist the edges downwards signifying his intention to mount the female.

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