Mary’s Monday Metazoan: faking it

Look at the extravagantly pulvinate abdomen of this female fly — it’s very sexy to the male fly. But it’s all a FAKE. Misandry! Conniving, scheming female!



  1. johnharshman says

    This is a cool case of sexual selection acting on females, specifically because the males make an unusually large parental investment and thus must be choosy. Totally confirms my prejudices about the situations in which sexual selection should be expected. The fact that it involves lying is just gravy.

  2. frugaltoque says

    You have to work on clickbaiting your headlines.
    That should have been entitled: “Animal kingdom research provides insights into human mating behaviour.”
    If you can’t apply this to picking up in a bar, no one will read it.