ovipositor


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ovipositor

 [o″vĭ-pos´ĭ-tor]
a specialized organ by which many female insects deposit their eggs.

o·vi·pos·i·tor

(ō'vi-poz'i-tŏr, -tōr),
A specialized female organ especially well developed in insects for laying or depositing eggs.

ovipositor

/ovi·pos·i·tor/ (o″vĭ-pos´it-er) a specialized organ by which many female insects deposit their eggs.

ovipositor

(ō′və-pŏz′ĭ-tər)
n.
1. A tubular structure, usually concealed but sometimes extending outside the abdomen, with which many female insects deposit eggs.
2. A similar organ of certain fishes and turtles.

ovipositor

[ō′vipos′itər]
Etymology: L, ovum + ponere, to place
a specialized organ, found primarily in insects, for depositing eggs on plants or in the soil. It may be modified into a stinger, as in worker bees and wasps.

ovipositor

an organ of female insects, usually present at the tip of the abdomen, through which the egg is laid. The ovipositor is sometimes developed to enable the piercing of tissue, particularly where eggs are laid inside other animals and plants.

ovipositor

a specialized organ by which many female insects deposit their eggs.
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In summary, different male genitalic structures in different species of Chrysomeloidea are thought to hook or slide into slots in the walls of the female vagina, to brace the male's inflated endophallus, against his median lobe, to form a mold for a spermatophore, to brace open the tip of the female ovipositor tube to allow other portions of the endophallus to penetrate deeper, to stimulate the female's vaginal palpi, to form grooves in which her vaginal palpi can lie, to penetrate very long and complexly coiled spermathecal ducts, and to pierce the walls of the female's bursa.
Morphology of the ovipositor in members of the subfamily Issinae (Homoptera, Cicadina, Issidae).
Ovipositor de la hembra robusto, con los margenes dorsal y ventral ligeramente denticulados desde la region mesal al apice (Fig.
28): apofisis posteriores y anteriores subiguales en tamano; lobulos del ovipositor poco esclerosados y provistos de setas largas y finas dispersas; ductus bursae corto y esclerosado, apicalmente estriado; bursa copulatrix bisacular, corpus bursae esferico con cuatro hileras continuas formando lineas ininterrumpidas de signa ubicadas simetricamente desde polo a polo del corpus; cervix bursae alargado y acodado medialmente hacia los lobulos del ovipositor.
Ovipositor relatively narrow, bent almost semi-circularly upwards (Fig.
Ovipositor (Figure 10) elongate, protrusible, about 11 times length of seventh tergite (ovipositor measured from anterior margin of 8th tergite to end); cerci fused, elongate-ovoid, about 2.
The fly penetrates its Ovipositor into the fruit and lay eggs.
The rigid and highly sclerotized ovipositor of Synclinusa suggests parasitoid habits (Brown 2010).
La importancia de esta especie se debe a que las hembras utilizan como sustrato de oviposicion las frutas sanas, gracias a su ovipositor aserrado, sin requerir fruta previamente danada o sobremadura como ocurre con otras Drosophilidae (Betti et al.
Gyda llaw, wyddodydd neu ovipositor ydi'r enw swanc ar y rhan o'r fenyw sy'n dodwy'r wyau.