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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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We may predict from these results that ovipositing female moths and butterflies would preferentially lay eggs along forest edges because females that prefer to lay eggs within the forest expose their young to more predation.
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.
However, observations also included couples separating and females ovipositing. An unattached female was videotaped as she oviposited for 37 minutes, much of the time above the surface.
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.
Ovipositing: butterfly observed ovipositing and eggs found after butterfly had left.
Several studies have been conducted on many species of moth herbivores to explore the relationship between preferences of ovipositing female moths for certain host plants and the subsequent performance of their larvae on those hosts[12,18].
Edgar showed a short clip he took and uploaded on YouTube under the username "OdeJunky" of a damselfly ovipositing, or depositing its eggs into a stream.
Adult females build silken nests that are used when mating, ovipositing, and guarding young (Hoefler & Jakob 2006).
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.