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By modulating wing beat frequency, and thus light flash frequency, the flies effectively communicate to their peers their sex, age, and possibly even mating status.

Using video technology to capture and measure wing flash frequency we were able to show that male flies are attracted to specific flash frequencies and not the morphological characteristics of the female flies." Males are strongly attracted to a wing flash frequency of 178Hz, which is characteristic of free flying young females, rather than 212, 235 or 266Hz, which are characteristic of young males, old females and old males, respectively.

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Michael Hrabar, another member of the SFU research team, suggests that all single, dating app users could take a few pointers from the blow fly.

Angel is a tech enthusiast, AI fanatic, and animal lover with a degree in Computer Engineering from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.Susan has a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Business Administration from Western University.She has over 30 years of work experience in both the public and private sectors, and is currently an instructor in UBC’s Geological Engineering Program.The slower wing flash frequency of young females could be a phenotypic trait of reproductively capable females, according to the researchers.Flies have some of the most elaborate visual systems in the Insecta, with fast visual processing, which was thought to have evolved to match their advanced flight abilities.