We knew the fix was in when you can’t have a decent picnic in Canada in those rare moments in summer:
Yarger suggests this haltere movement increases the amount of sensory information these flies receive, but what they can sense and how it is processed remains unclear.
“We think there might be a pathway from halteres to the legs that’s causing them to take off faster,” says Yarger. “It doesn’t go through any central nervous system, it’s almost like a reflex,” she says.
Being able to have a speedy take-off allows this group of flies to better avoid harm.Ibrahim Sawal, “Houseflies have specialised wings that make them harder to swat” at New Scientist
So much intelligence in nature. Why couldn’t some of it be organized to make them buzz off?