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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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alba that flowered late, positive pod infestation is proof that there were a few ovipositing weevils to take advantage of these plants.
There were, however, several couples flying in tandem and ovipositing in tandem, mostly into the floating Potomageton stems.
It would be interesting to know how larval feeding experience would affect the choice of an ovipositing female in the natural environment where there can be an interaction of a number of factors.
While Manson played a seminal role in elucidating the pathogenesis of filariasis, he was incorrect in his assumption that the mosquito died after ovipositing and liberating the embryos, which he thought infected drinking water.
Many modern environmentally-controlled livestock and poultry facilities are unsuitable for ovipositing females to enter because the insects fly into fans rather than open air intakes.
However, the female acetabular plates are diverse and, apparently, all are the type used for ovipositing into mantle tissue of their hosts.
In Delhi, India, females of Colotis vestalis (Butler) were noted ovipositing single eggs on or near old leaves of the host plant, whereas females of C.
2 (26) suburban, slum- capture Brazil Reference Time (Day) MD (m) MDT/ Range Comments Boyce (3) -- -- 50-100 Bouffard: MD = yards 100 m; Le Moal: MD = 250 m Dunn (10) 457 Preference for ovipositing outside of houses (with bushes and trees) Shannon et al 2-17 120 -- -- (4) Shannon & 2-5 1000 * -- Four releases Davis (5) Wiseman et al 732 Experiments to (28) [dagger] verify, if it was possible for the island to be invaded from the mainland Bugher & 1158 Four Taylor (6) experiments, radioactive mosquitoes 9-28 days old Wolfinsohn & 1 2500 Two experiments, Galun (7) in the absence of wind the dispersal was greater Morlan & 1 175 -- Ten experiments Hayes (11) McDonald (12) 12 800 Intervillage [double dispersal: 20m.
Morphology of the terminalia and known ovipositing behaviour of female Therevidae (Diptera: Asiloidae), with an account of correlated adaptations and comments on phylogenetic relationships.
simplex congregating in large numbers on soap-tree yucca (Yucca elata) and females ovipositing in Mexican Mormon tea (Ephedra trifurca).
The CDC gravid trap, shown in Figure 1, consists of a plastic rectangular basin that holds an infusion of organic matter that is attractive to some species of ovipositing mosquitoes.
A final piece of information that can be extracted from the photo, which has never been mentioned by Forster, is that the debris is attached to the eggs, probably by the ovipositing females.