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To lay eggs; applied especially to insects.
[ovi- + L. pono, pp. positus, to place]


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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During the flying period, female adults oviposited and eggs were observed.
variabilis engorged female ticks and lower egg masses oviposited by these females than by uninfected females.
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.
Only one crab carrying early-stage eggs (yellow-orange sponge) was captured swimming near the surface (Table IA) even though female crabs with newly oviposited egg masses frequently inhabit the area surrounding the platform from June to October (12; R.
The plots in treatments where females oviposited on their own host plant received more ovipunctures than those where the female oviposited on the alternative host plant (Table 1).
The number of eggs oviposited by each female was recorded daily, and the average number of eggs laid per female per day was calculated for each temperature.
Another ANCOVA was also conducted to compare body-mass change before and after the experiment between oviposited females and females that did not deposit any eggs regardless of the treatment designation by controlling for SVL as a covariate.
Dates of collection for these females (and days until they oviposited in captivity) were 8 June 1988 (15 days); 17 (19 days) and 22 (26 days) June 1992; 21 (12 days), 22 (13 days), 24 (11 days), and 27 (11 days) June 1993; 19 June 1998 (7 days); and 27 June 1999 (7 days).
silvestrii in tree number one: There were no differences in the mean number of males produced by foundress when one, two or three foundresses oviposited in a syconium (Table 1), or when one or two oviposited in a syconium that had almost pure males broods (Table 2).