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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This gland, due to its location, can be considered as a modified accessory gland which probably releases its secretions onto the eggs as they pass out through the ovipositor.
oleae are its relatively long ovipositor and the fact that it usually oviposits into eggs.
The other sensilla located on the tarsi and ovipositor would be playing an important role in oviposition site selection/in testing the water chemistry prior to oviposition.
Motors oscillate to propel the device forward in the same way as the wasp's ovipositor.
El ovipositor de la hembra es recto y mas dificil de distinguir de otras especies similares.
3D, E, F) a strongly protruding ovipositor (a potential convergence shared with the Neotropical Peruda Distant, 1888) whereas Discocentrus (jointly with Phaenacantha) differs from the all the other Colobathristidae by absence of the apicicorial triangular cell.
The length of the ovipositor - the organ the wasp uses to lay its eggs - of the Isle of White fig wasp shows that its host fig tree had already evolved this method of cheating on its partner.
Ovipositor composed of two apical lobes, each bearing several setae, a long terminal seta, and a sensitive process with a multi-branched seta.
Phytochemicals derived from plant sources can act as larvicide, insect growth regulators, repellent and ovipositor attractant and have different activities observed by many researchers (9-11).
In many of these parasitic groups, the ovipositor has been modified into a stinger which is used as a killing mechanism and/or as an organ of defense (Borror et al.
A female parasitic wasp injects its ovipositor - a needlelike posterior appendage - into the pest victim.