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To lay eggs; applied especially to insects.
[ovi- + L. pono, pp. positus, to place]
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intr.v. ovipos·ited, ovipos·iting, ovipos·its
To lay eggs, especially by means of an ovipositor.

o′vi·po·si′tion (-pə-zĭsh′ən) n.
o′vi·po·si′tion·al adj.
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The female then oviposited about 400 eggs that were dispersed among the spicules forming the pubescence on the stem of S.
Size of clutch did not vary among years ([F.sub.5,33] = 0.65, P = 0.67) for oviposited clutches.
variabilis engorged female ticks and lower egg masses oviposited by these females than by uninfected females.
In Bauhinia brevipes (Fabaceae), a leaf gall midge Asphondylia microcapillata (Cecidomyiidae: Diptera) oviposited and survived preferentially on medium-sized shoots (9.6-24.5 cm) (Santos et al., 2008).
All females of the laboratory generation made the first oviposition up the second day of host exposition, and only one from the field generation oviposited after the fourth day.
The methodology included bringing butterflies into captivity, assuring proper breeding, and collecting oviposited eggs on host-plants within a greenhouse environment.
Habitat quality is measured as survival of egg clusters oviposited during the week in question.
Newly oviposited egg masses are yellow-orange, but as embryonic development proceeds, they gradually turn dark brown and eventually black (4, 6).
We used regression equations from the egg-per-ovipuncture experiment to predict the number of eggs oviposited in each plot from the number of ovipunctures.
azureus oviposited on the bottom of the arena, after digging the soil above it, corroborating the observation on Phelister panamensis LeConte (Coleoptera: Histeridae) (Summerlin et al.
To measure egg development, oviposited eggs (n= 25) were collected every day and placed in Petri dishes.