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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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The treated fruits were given to flies to observe the settling and ovipositional response of the flies in the next 48 h.
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Aspects of the functional, ovipositional and starvation response of Amblyseius fallacis to prey density.
Effect of physiological condition of the host plant on the ovipositional choice of the cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae.
Raguraman & Singh (1998), tested an aqueous suspension and an ethanolic extract of neem seed kernel (NSK) at 0,3, 0,6, 1,2, 2,5 and 5% concentrations for ovipositional deterrency, feeding deterrency, toxicity, sterility and insect growth regulatory effects on larval parasitoid Bracon hebetor.
We hypothesize that each species will exhibit a distinct set of ovipositional characteristics that matches their particular habitat.
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Studies on ovipositional preference , host- range and seasonal incidence of Eutetranychus orientalis (Acari: Tetranychidae).
aegypti has different preferences for ovipositional attractants in the ovitraps: hay infusion > yeast suspension > plain tap water (Rawlins, Martinez, Wiltshire, & Legall, 1998).