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"They use light flash frequency from their wings to communicate to their peers things like age, sex, and even mating status." The study, published by , found that young single female blow flies shared their mating profiles by reflecting light off their wings at a frequency of 178, Hertz (Hz), light flashes per second to attract young single male blow flies, which communicate at 212 Hz.

Blow flies are able to screen for age and sex of prospective mates by filtering out flash frequencies.

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The event was meant to be a forum where SFU graduate students could interact and learn about their peers’ research, making connections that might lead to future collaborations or networking opportunities.

Nineteen graduate students attended, representing a multitude of departments, from linguistics to criminology, to art education to mathematics, to biomechanical engineering and more.

On cloudy days, light flashes from the wings of flying females are absent, which explains the low mating propensity of these flies on cloudy days." The results from this study suggest that the light flash frequency, rather than any morphological characteristics of female flies, is the mate signal.

"The next time you take a selfie for your dating profile make sure you have good lighting.

What we've learned from blow flies is that good lighting can go a long way in helping you find the partner you've been looking for." ### Photos: are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to Eurek Alert!

by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the Eurek Alert system.VIDEO: A study led by Simon Fraser University biologist Gerhard Gries found that the photoreceptors in the eyes of blow flies do more than just help them navigate around surrounding...view more Credit: SFU A study led by SFU biology researcher Gerhard Gries found that the photoreceptors in the eyes of blow flies do more than just help them navigate around surrounding environments.Thank you to our Venue Sponsor, SFU Beedie School of Business.To find a date, or maybe even true love - get off the computer, and get out there. She's just brought back speed dating to Kamloops and dozens of hopeful (and brave) singles came out to see if sparks might fly.Gries says there are similarities between the blow flies' mate recognition system and Tinder, a dating app that matches approximately 10 million people a day.

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