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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.

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- Look up ovipositor in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. The ovipositor is a tube-like organ used by some animals, especially insects, for the laying of...
- body and ovipositor together can be more than 5 inches (130 mm) long in the female. Males are smaller and have no ovipositor. The ovipositor looks like...
- typically have a special ovipositor for inserting eggs into hosts or places that are otherwise inaccessible. This ovipositor is often modified into a...
- 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. This species is native...
- male, with an ovipositor used to deposit eggs. When the female is laying eggs, she "shivers" and eggs are laid through the ovipositor, positioned down...
- 57 in) in the females, plus about 20–40 millimetres (0.79–1.57 in) of the ovipositor. These ichneumon wasps have a thin black body, several whitish spots on...
- satisfactorily settled herself, lying upon her right side she extended her ovipositor and crawling slightly forward she punctured the ootheca in the fifth egg...
- metallic exoskeleton; the stinger is reduced in size and used as an ovipositor. Chrysidids differ from other aculeate wasps (stinging Hymenoptera) in...
- with Tettigonia cantans, whose wings are a centimeter shorter than the ovipositor, or Tettigonia caudata, whose hind femurs bear con****uous black spines...
- having the longest ovipositors of any insects. They are idiobiont endoparasitoids of the larvae of wood-boring horntail wasps. The ovipositor can be mistaken...