How Zebra Stripes Disrupt Flies' Flight Patterns

UC Davis wildlife biologist Tim Caro observes zebra behavior in response to biting fly annoyance.
UC Davis wildlife biologist Tim Caro observes zebra behavior in response to biting fly annoyance. (Joren Bruggink/Aeres University of Applied Sciences)

University of California, Davis, Professor Tim Caro and Martin How of the University of Bristol led a series of new experiments to better understand how stripes manipulate the behavior of biting flies as they attempt to come in to land on zebras.  Read the details here.