Antennae and Sexual Receptivity in Drosophila melanogaster Females

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Science  06 Oct 1967:
Vol. 158, Issue 3797, pp. 136-137
DOI: 10.1126/science.158.3797.136


For the female to be normally responsive to the display of wing vibrations by males, the arista and funiculus of the female's antenna must be intact and able to move freely. The arista probably acts as a sail, twisting the funiculus and thus stimulating units of Johnston's organ at its base.