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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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Most grasshopper species that have been studied avoid ovipositing in substrates too dry or too cold (Stauffer & Whitman 1997).
When considering a longer flowering duration, these plants may only function to attract and retain ovipositing weevils.
Single females most often oviposited into Patomageton stems, but were also observed ovipositing into the variable water weed leaves.
capitata females of both strains have adapted to ovipositing directly into holes made in the rearing cages, and have never been directly exposed to any natural or artificial substrate.
We now have evidence that Karner blues avoid ovipositing in oak savanna that is unburned for [greater than or equal to] 4 years, and this is likely the result of successional processes in oak savanna.
Host plant acceptance by an ovipositing female is mediated by a balance of sensory inputs from both positive and negative stimuli produced from potential host plants [6].
clarus has a relatively restricted reproductive cycle compared to other congeners mating in early to mid July and ovipositing in August (pers.
FARTHER up the coast, all round butterfly and insect man Mike Bird observed very good numbers of migrant hawker dragonflies at Marshside over the last month, including females ovipositing around the Junction Pool there.
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.