Jun 30

Blue could help fight biting flies

In news that could benefit millions of people across Africa, Researchers have found that biting flies are attracted to the colour blue as they confuse it for an animal they want to feast on. The findings have led to traps being made in that colour and may mark a turning point in the fight against diseases endemic in sub-Saharan Africa that remain without treatment and are generally fatal. They also cast doubt on a previous theory that blue objects represented shade to the flies.