Fruit fly pheromone flags great real estate for starting a family

In what they say was a lucky and unexpected finding, researchers say they’ve discovered that male fruit flies lay down an odorant, or pheromone, that not only attracts females to lay eggs nearby, but also guides males and females searching for food. The discovery, they say, offers clues about how flies, and probably other creatures, navigate complex environments and use odors to guide important behavioral decisions. —> Read More