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oviposit

[′ō·və‚päz·ət]
(zoology)
To lay or deposit eggs, especially by means of a specialized organ, as found in certain insects and fishes.
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Since females were found to oviposit on average two days after a mating, these large males probably enjoyed matings where there was no sperm competition for paternity (Kosal & Niedzlek-Feaver 1997).
For example, if parasitoids prefer to oviposit in larger hosts and ignore small hosts (Heinz and Parrella 1989), lower larval mortality in plants where development times are slower may be due to larval size differences between plants.
The beetles were allowed to mate and oviposit for 11 d in a 25 x 95 mm shell vial containing 8 g standard media and were then removed.
The subgenus Polyatax contained a diverse collection of water-mite species, which apparently oviposit in the mantle tissues of their freshwater mussel and snail hosts.
purpurea, it is the first to show this mosquito has the ability to naturally oviposit inside the plant.
Because the snakes do not construct their own nesting burrows, most females oviposit in existing holes.
Second, the nutrients in excess oocytes could be redirected to enhance somatic maintenance, leading to increased longevity and therefore increased time to locate hosts and oviposit.
Greya subalba (Prodoxidae) moths oviposit into the developing seeds and distribute their eggs broadly among plants throughout the population (Thompson 1986, 1987).
While females in groups (1) and (2) oviposited or were going to oviposit in the year of collection, respectively, females in group (3) with undeveloped eggs did not or were not going to oviposit in the year of collection.
saccharina male has successfully mated with a wild female, she will oviposit, and therefore the probability that such once-mated wild females would seek out other wild males and mate with them is small.
No non-native mosquito has ever been found to oviposit and survive to adult eclosion within the pitchers in nature (Petersen et al.