[Weird] Biology of aggression
Round by round, move by move, video replay of 75 fruit fly fights reveals statistically significant patterns of normal fighting behavior. Male fruit flies that pick a fight are likely to win the battle. Losing fruit flies don't give up easily, even if it takes them longer to re-engage their foes after a particular bruising encounter. Most fruit fly fights are resolved before they escalate to intense physical contact.
These are some of the results from a study of 75 fruit fly fights staged at a neurobiology laboratory at Harvard Medical School (HMS) in Boston, Mass. USA. The researchers videotaped and analyzed the fights to learn more about aggression