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Female seaweed flies are aggressive creatures where reproduction is concerned. When they encounter males interested in mating they respond violently, the female who responds with the most brutality is seen as the most desirable. In order to mate, males must return the female’s aggression in kind and subdue her.

Source: Judson, Olivia, 2002, "Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice For All Creation"

Photo Courtesy of: Biology, 3rd. Edition, by Campbell.