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Definition of Ovipositor

Ovipositor
Ovipositor O`vi*pos"i*tor, n. [L. ovum an egg + positor a placer, fr. ponere to place.] (Zo["o]l.) The organ with which many insects and some other animals deposit their eggs. Some ichneumon files have a long ovipositor fitted to pierce the eggs or larv[ae] of other insects, in order to lay their own eggs within the same.

Meaning of Ovipositor from wikipedia

- The ovipositor is a tube-like organ used by some animals for the laying of eggs. In insects, an ovipositor consists of a maximum of three pairs of appendages...
- elongated. The body and ovipositor together can be more than 5 inches (130 mm) long. Males are smaller, and have no ovipositor. The ovipositor looks like a single...
- typically have a special ovipositor for inserting eggs into hosts or places that are otherwise inaccessible. The ovipositor is often modified into a stinger...
- female is notable for an ovipositor of 2 inches (51 mm) to 3 inches (76 mm) in length. The male is less colorful with no ovipositor. Megarhyssa nortoni is...
- strong, projecting spike, thus giving the group its common name (the ovipositor is typically longer and also projects posteriorly, but it is not the source...
- 57 in) in the females, plus about 20–40 millimetres (0.79–1.57 in) of the ovipositor. They have a thin black body, several whitish spots on the head, thorax...
- satisfactorily settled herself, lying upon her right side she extended her ovipositor and crawling slightly forward she punctured the ootheca in the fifth egg...
- having the longest ovipositors of any insects. They are idiobiont endoparasitoids of the larvae of wood-boring horntail wasps. The ovipositor can be mistaken...
- Females typically have an ovipositor for laying eggs in or near a food source for the larvae, though in the Aculeata the ovipositor is often modified instead...
- with Tettigonia cantans, whose wings are a centimeter shorter than the ovipositor, or Tettigonia caudata whose hind femurs bear con****uous black spines...
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