oviposition


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oviposition

 [o″vĭ-pŏ-zish´un]
the act of laying or depositing eggs.

o·vi·po·si·tion

(ō'vi-pō-zi'shŭn),
Act of laying or depositing eggs by insects.
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The peak oviposition age was shortened by increasing temperatures (from 42 d at 20 [degrees]C to 13 d at 32 [degrees]C), and the peak oviposition rate was about 4 eggs per d at 26 [degrees]C.
The oviposition preference test (%) was performed according with Marteleto et al., (2009), in which 16 seeds, four of each genotype, were simultaneously offered for oviposition to a C.
We discovered the oviposition site described in this paper opportunistically in the course of fieldwork on a landscape-scale study.
Hovering Performance: Hovering period, response to ecological factors, selection of oviposition site and impact of host plants of these three species was explored in field of brassica crop.
The goal of the starvation period is to standardize recent feeding to first oviposition (Maxwell 2000; Barry et al.
Here, we describe the agonistic (male-male interactions) and reproductive (male-female interaction) behaviors of this cricket, highlighting pair-formation, courtship, post-copulatory, and oviposition behaviors.
The experiment was conducted under controlled conditions (25[+ or -]1[degrees]C, 70[+ or -]10% relative humidity [RH] and 12h of photophase), being 200 eggs for each diet, individualized on the first day after oviposition by cutting part of the substrate and placing it on damp filter papers, which were in turn placed in petri dishes until larval eclosion.
Oviposition traps have been used for Aedes (Ae.) aegypti population surveillance,4 but the dengue control programmes in many countries do not consider the oviposition trap to be an effective method as it is influenced by ecological/environmental and climatic variables.5 So, these variables deserve special attention in larval surveillance pre-programmes.