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Do Zebra Stripes Confuse Biting Flies?

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University of California - Davis

Do Zebra Stripes Confuse Biting Flies?

audio: There's evidence that zebra stripes deter tsetse flies and other biting flies. But how? UC Davis scientists Ken Britten and Tim Caro tested the idea that stripes break up polarized light that flies may use to navigate. view more 

Credit: Andy Fell/UC Davis

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