ovipositor


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ovipositor

 [o″vĭ-pos´ĭ-tor]
a specialized organ by which many female insects deposit their eggs.

o·vi·pos·i·tor

(ō'vi-poz'i-tŏr, -tōr),
A specialized female organ especially well developed in insects for laying or depositing eggs.

ovipositor

(ō′və-pŏz′ĭ-tər)
n.
1. A tubular structure, usually concealed but sometimes extending outside the abdomen, with which many female insects deposit eggs.
2. A similar organ of certain fishes and turtles.

ovipositor

an organ of female insects, usually present at the tip of the abdomen, through which the egg is laid. The ovipositor is sometimes developed to enable the piercing of tissue, particularly where eggs are laid inside other animals and plants.
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is recognized as a member of Alycaulini in possessing the enlarged dorsal-longitudinal ridges on the basal half of the ovipositor and the sclerotized and setose posterior margin of the male seventh tergite, diagnostic characters of the tribe.
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Ovipositor corto y robusto, valva dorsal con serrulacion distal prominente (Fig.
-- Ovipositor not shorter than 2.2 times long as pronotum (Fig.
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During the spawning season, females develop a long ovipositor that they use to lay eggs in the gill cavities of mussels through the mussel's exhalant siphon.
Las hembras carecen de la mancha alar y de los peines tarsales y poseen un ovipositor tipicamente aserrado formado por dientes oscuros (Fig.
The ovipositor is composed of two or more segments (valves) which are connected by means of a special dovetail interlocking mechanism and can therefore slide with respect to each other.